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Monday, October 9, 2017

Over 7 Billion Pesos to Rebuild Homes in Chiapas and Oaxaca

Presidency of the Republic

Oct. 2 – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto [EPN] today toured the municipality of Asunción Ixtaltepec in the state of Oaxaca. The stage of the reconstruction of houses and economic reactivation formally began in this municipality.

“After addressing the immediate emergency and conducting a census of damaged buildings, the reconstruction phase has now begun.” EPN

Housing support

Support will be given to the victims electronically.

   In the case of partial damage, a bank card will be given with 15,000 pesos, to be used in repairs (materials, labor or self-employment).

   In the case of homes that suffered major damage, an additional deposit will be made.

   In the event of total damage, 120,000 pesos per dwelling will be provided in four installments: October, November, December and January. 

   In these cases, two cards will be delivered, one exclusively for the purchase of materials and another to cover other repair costs. A total of 90,000 pesos will be provided for materials, together with 30,000 to cover other expenses such as labor.

If an additional amount is required, an affordable credit will be made available to victims at very low preferential rates.

   It has been agreed with construction materials suppliers that they will offer a discount, which will be 20 percent on average, to purchase a basic package of cement, rods and other products required for construction.

Supports for shops

The businesses affected will receive 10,000 pesos to restock their inventories, and they will also have the possibility of obtaining access to credits, based on their needs.

   Larger businesses will be able to count on the support of the National Institute of Entrepreneurs.

Schools and health centers

The Secretariat of Public Education will oversee the reconstruction of all schools registered as having been partially or totally damaged.

“Children from these schools will be relocated to other schools, and if they do not exist, as may be the case in this municipality, the municipal authority will be asked to temporarily set up an area where children will be able to receive their education while their schools are being rebuilt.” EPN

The Secretariat of Health will be responsible for rebuilding all registered health centers.

The Secretariat of Culture, through the National Institute of Anthropology and History, will evaluate the damage recorded in over 1,500 temples and buildings to rebuild the damaged cultural heritage.


Presidency of the Republic, Oct. 2, 2017, Mexico City; translation Presidency of the Republic

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