They install a permanent high-level schedule to manage volcanic hazards.
The permanent high-level volcanic risk management schedule was installed yesterday, and it will consist of various government institutions and departmental authorities exposed to the activity of active giants.
The example, which was formed during a meeting in Antigua Guatemala, the Sacatepeques, seeks for the governors of the regions bordering the Pacaya and Fuego volcanoes to act in a coordinated manner, so that when some kind of eruption occurs, they can effectively implement an evacuation plan, thus avoiding tragedies, said the Executive Secretary of the National Coordinator Disaster Reduction (CONRED), Oscar Cossio.
The official pointed out that the involvement of local authorities is important to adopting a culture of prevention, because they are the ones who know the dangerous conditions in which they live daily.
He also said that Conrad will be in constant contact with officials, according to alerts issued by the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), to provide them with the necessary support.
“The working methodology on the table will be that of governors and mayors, so that the formed technical liaison coordinators can meet and present tangible results to the relevant authorities.“ Oscar Cossio Conred Executive Secretary
For this project, it is supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The Asian nation has experience of events similar to those of Guatemala, in volcanic activities.
Conred’s spokesman David de Leon said the authorities of the provinces of Guatemala, Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepeques, whose locations remain at risk due to the aforementioned giant’s activity, are participating in the workbenches.
In addition, it was mentioned that work had already been done in the Sacatepeques to establish a school of volcanoes, to deepen studies of natural phenomena.
Finally, two volcanic risk management tables have been merged: the first, by Colossus of Fuego, to be headed by the Escuintla Provincial Government, and the second, Pacaya, Government of Guatemala.