First houses are installed for victims of coastal El Niño Peru

Soldiers from the Seventh Infantry Brigade, Lambayeque canton, began the installation of the first temporary housing module to shelter the victims of El Niño Costero in the Leonardo Ortiz district, in the province of Chiclayo.

The conditioning of the temporary housing module was carried out in the Carlos Castañeda Iparraguire municipal stadium, where a shelter for victims that houses more than 120 people works, Andina reported.

The head of the Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) – Lambayeque, Carlos Balarezo, stated that around 50 soldiers are trained in order to gain more practice in the assembly of these housing modules.

He said that modules will continue to arrive for shelters installed in other districts, since the requirement by the Lambayeque Regional Government exceeds 3,000. In addition, the arrival of 1,200 temporary housing modules by the cooperating agencies is pending.

In Piura

The first Initial Housing Units (UVI) have also been installed in the Piura region, which will house families affected by the rains and floods of the Niño Costero.

According to the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Edmer Trujillo Mori, head of this sector, supervised the installation of the first houses. Trujillo went to the La Campiña Populated Center, one of the areas most affected by floods in the Catacaos district. At the site, he inspected the installation of 25 ICUs, which will be located on land belonging to families that until now lived in tents or in habitable parts of their homes.

He explained that in Piura 4,000 UVI will be installed. “Around 13,000 modules will be placed in the affected areas of the country,” he said. As explained, each housing module has an area of ​​20 square meters, wooden walls, fiber cement cladding, wooden floors and five windows.Tweets by Sociedad_ECpe