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Military Engineers and INVÍAS will intervene a road in the south of Caquetá to mitigate emergencies caused by heavy rains

June 13, 2018

Military Engineers and INVÍAS will intervene a road in the south of Caquetá to mitigate emergencies caused by heavy rains The works will benefit 10,000 inhabitants of two municipalities
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This was determined following an alliance with territorial entities, the National Roads Institute (INVÍAS) and the National Army.
The Twelfth Brigade of the National Army, through the Engineers Battalion No. 12 - General Liborio Mejía, in execution of the strategic axis Cooperation and Development contemplated in the Victoria Plus Plan and the Faith in Colombia - Passion Caquetá program, will make available to the communities of San José del Fragua (Caquetá) and Piamonte (Cauca) their capacities to intervene a stretch of the road that connects both municipalities, as it is out of service due to the impact caused by the rainy season in the region.

This initiative will mitigate the effects on mobility suffered by almost 10,000 residents of the area. This was concluded after a meeting attended by the National Army, the mayors of both municipalities and the director of the National Roads Institute, Carlos Augusto García-Montes, who committed to launch a public call for 70 million pesos so that in no more than 10 days a proponent supplies the gravel to intervene the critical points of the road section that is part of the National Highway Network. The military engineers will provide the machinery and the workforce.

In turn, a topographic study will be carried out in partnership with the community to determine which sites of the route require intervention, so that resources can be appropriated later to be used to carry out mitigation works.

With these actions, the National Army promotes the use of its tools to improve the living conditions of the population and boost the economy, taking into account that in Piamonte (Cauca), 5000 liters of milk, 100 hectares of pineapple, 400 of cocoa and 400 of banana are produced daily and their nearest marketing center is the department of Caquetá.