Venezuela Makes Progress in Strategy Against Floods

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Caracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The 79 percent of Venezuelan communities that are vulnerable to flooding are today under control, after piping work, bank stabilization and rectification of channels, which made he ministry of Environment (Minamb) in 2012.

According to a note from the ministry, during the past year such works were performed in more than 30 rivers, creeks and streams in nine states.

The scope of work reached 64.18 kilometers of various tributaries of the states of Vargas, Apure, Falcón, Miranda, Mérida, Trujillo, Merida and Zulia, in order to avoid possible flooding, in addition to protect the inhabitants that live in the surrounding communities.

For the execution of such works, the Government approved 335 139 000 bolivars (77.9 million dollar), an amount that also was enough to to rehabilitate existing dams in Lara, Guárico, Aragua and Falcon, which improved storage capacity and water supply in these areas.

According to the Minamb, these actions will continue execution during 2013, with the aim of progressively stabilize and control the channel of all rivers and streams in the country.