President Vizcarra urges the population to prepare to face the occurrence of an eventual earthquake or tsunami.
From the district of La Punta, after participating in the National Simulation of Earthquakes and Tsunamis, Vizcarra said that the Government is absolutely committed to preventing natural disasters.
“He explained that this is why he wishes to optimize the processes of evacuation and rescue of those affected”, according to El Peruano.
In an evacuation simulation at the Clara Cogorno educational center, the President stated that prevention measures should not only be adopted in coastal areas, nut all throughout the country.
“This is what we have to teach the entire population (…). This culture of prevention must be made much broader for the entire province of Callao, for the entire Lima region and for all of Peru“, he said.
In addition, he indicated that work is being done to reduce the execution times of infrastructure projects that facilitate evacuation in the event of a natural disaster.
“We are making the coordination to reduce the deadlines. For example, it would take two years to install towers in La Punta, which allow alarms to be placed. This seems excessive to me, we must reduce it to one year, because the life of human beings is at stake”, he said to El Peruano.
Another important issue Vizcarra addressed was the need of emergency backpacks, as well as an action plan in every Peruvian home before the occurrence of an earthquake.