Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Tijuana, state to provide land to 160 families displaced by slides

State and municipal authorities will provide land to 160 families displaced by landslides in various parts of Tijuana, Baja California.

Seven pieces of land valued at 72.8 million pesos (US$ 3.9 million) will be donated to the victims of landslides in the neighborhoods of Lomas de Rubí, Camino Verde and Sánchez Taboada.

Governor Francisco Arturo Vega de la Madrid said his administration will hand over four pieces of land — with room for 92 houses — worth 32.2 million pesos, including public services and utilities that will be provided.

Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro explained that the municipality will donate three more pieces of land, worth 36.7 million pesos, on which 68 houses can be erected. He added that the local government would also invest 3.9 million pesos in installing water and other utilities.

“These pieces of land will have running water, sewers and electricity provided free of charge, and are located close to schools and public transportation routes,” said Gastélum, adding that the first titles will soon be handed over to the new homeowners after several formalities are met.

Vega said his administration had already donated 104 pieces of land for those affected by earlier landslides in the División del Norte and Sánchez Taboada neighborhoods.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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