137 rivers in Peru need prevention works to prevent flooding
Peru News Agency – Andina . O5/10/2013 , Lima, Peru
It requires the execution 868 works of coastal defenses and cleaning channels in 137 rivers of Peru , by regional and local authorities , to avoid flooding during the rainy season , if not take the necessary mesuares in the adequate time the investment amount by expenses incurred in overflow water from the rivers could be 16 times that spent on prevention of floods. It is very important to develop strategies on flood prevention culture . Prevention proposals seek to benefit families safety , protection of hectares of crops , houses, roads, coastal defenses collapsed , irrigation infrastructure and social spending tax .
Through evaluation and technical inspection National Water Authority ( ANA ) was identified 137 rivers of Peru that require the execution of 868 works of coastal defenses and cleaning of rivers , by regional and local authorities to prevent possible flooding seasons rains . This entity reported that the implementation of these prevention works requires a total investment of about 786 million soles
However, if you do not take the necessary steps with perfect timing the amount of investment expenses incurred by the overflowing rivers could be 16 times that spent on prevention . It is very important that we develop strategies on prevention culture . For every sol that we invest in prevention works avoid damage of at least 16 soles. In our country the main cause associated with climate change are floods , so we must be prepared said Jorge Montenegro , head of the ANA .
Prevention proposals submitted by the ANA to regional and local authorities through situational assessments of each river safety seek to benefit 184.632 families and care of 301.504 hectares of crops, as well as housing , neighborhood paved roads , coastal defenses collapsed , irrigation infrastructure and social spending tax . The technical study reveals that Tumbes is the region with the biggest problems of vulnerability in two of its major rivers so needs an investment of 194 million soles for running 36 works by preventing coastal defenses . In second place is the Ica region needs to invest 95 million soles in 137 prevention works in 11 rivers , after is Lambayeque with an investment of 75 million to run 56 plays and finished fourth Lima ranks needs 65 million to develop 155 works in 10 rivers.
Among the works most urgently prevention proposed by the ANA include the cleaning of river beds , building dikes and vegetated riprap , concrete rings , rock jetties , concrete walls , afforestation and rehabilitation work of the coastal defenses . The ANA , as lead agency for the management of water resources , held annually prevention measures , emergency and post-emergency response to floods identifying vulnerabilities in every river in order that the relevant authorities can execute with time their prevention work. NDP / JCR