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No More Catastrophic Floods

Submitted by ss on March 10, 2011 – 4:03 pmNo Comment

Ixtapaluca, Mexico State

* Inaugurates La Caldera Pump Station

* Work will benefit the municipalities of Chalco, Valle de Chalco, Ixtapaluca and Valle de Chalco-Solidaridad.

During the inauguration of the La Caldera Pump Station, President Felipe Calderón said that his government will continue working with a clear objective: No more catastrophic floods in Ixtapaluca, Chalco, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad. No more catastrophic floods in Ecatepec, Netzahualcóyotl or Atizapán. No more in Iztapalapa, Cuauhtémoc or Gustavo Madero, in the Federal District.

“This suffering, in addition to the fact of having nowhere to live and nowhere to have one’s children, will now end, we hope, as a result of these works we have the honor of inaugurating,” he said.

During his visit to Ixtapaluca, Mexico City, when he recalled the tragedy suffered by thousands of persons due to the overflowing of La Compañía river a year ago, in the east of the Valley of Mexico, the President explained that this work will prevent and eliminate the floods caused by this river in the municipalities of Chalco, Valle de Chalco, Ixtapaluca and Valle de Chalco-Solidaridad.

“But now we have produced this work. This will prevent flooding and produce benefits for the inhabitants, particularly in the state of Mexico and part of the Federal District,” he said.

Accompanied by state governor Enrique Peña Nieto, and CONAGUA director José Luis Lueje Tamargo, the President added that construction of the East Issuing Tunnel, one of the largest water works in the east of the city, which is part of the Valley of Mexico Water Plan, with an investment of 61 billion pesos, will save these municipalities and Mexico City from catastrophic flooding.

“It’s a good thing that we can do this. It’s a good thing we can do this because we know how much people have suffered, particularly the poor people living here, in Ixtapaluca, Chimalhuacán, Chalco and Valle de Chalco. The people who suffer most, who have had to work very hard to build their houses and save up to buy a sofa or a fridge when suddenly along comes a flood and destroys the house, the fridge, the sofa and the television,” he said.

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