New landslide in the Villa Germania district prevents the departure of agricultural products: they request urgent machinery

New landslide in the Villa Germania district prevents the departure of agricultural products: they request urgent machinery
New landslide in the Villa Germania district prevents the departure of agricultural products: they request urgent machinery

Farmers report damage due to a new landslide in an uncovered section of the Villa Germania-La Esperanza village road, where the passage of vehicles has been completely restricted in that rural sector of the municipality of Valledupar.

The community itself has had to intervene on the land so that at least there is mobility with animals, according to the story and images shared by citizens.

THEY REQUIRE MACHINERY

However, community efforts have been insufficient, which is why they have called on the municipal and departmental administrations to provide the machinery and other actions to address the emergency.

Read: Landslides affect road and bridge in the Villa Germania district: residents fear an accident

“A number of people went down, but we couldn’t because there are some very big stones. There were some cars left at the top and they are blocked there,” said Gelver Martínez, a resident of the township.

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT RISK MANAGEMENT?

From the Departmental Risk Office of Cesar they indicated to EL PILÓN that on Wednesday a technical commission was sent to the township to make a diagnosis that would guide the intervention in the area.

The same farmers have intervened in the land to allow vehicles to pass, without achieving the objective. /PHOTO: COURTESY.

On the side of the Government Secretariat of Valledupar there was no response on this case, neither from the secretary Jorge Pérez, nor from the coordinator of Disaster Risk Management of the municipality, Tiller Tamayo.

IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE

Meanwhile, farmers fear that the situation could worsen due to the winter wave, since it is already interrupting the daily shipment of products such as avocado, banana, cassava and cocoa.

“The coffee harvest is approaching, in August, if it is not fixed before that we will have more difficulties,” Martínez added.

ANTECEDENT

A week ago, another resident of Villa Germania, Roinel Laiton, reported a landslide on the access road to the township, which affected the El Diamante bridge sector, also preventing the transit of large vehicles and making mobility in the uncovered terrain risky. .

The departure of vehicles with food has stopped, according to the farmers. /PHOTO 3: COURTESY.

The farmer Gelver Martínez also referred to this case, stating that between indigenous citizens and the rest of the community, they put up some meshes for the passage of small cars and motorcycles. “But there is still no pass for trucks,” he warned, also calling for a total improvement of the road to the township, a historical debt owed to this population.

For its part, the weather forecast from the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Ideam) for this Thursday estimated significant rains over the department of Cesar, as well as in most territories of the Caribbean region. The same entity maintains the red alert due to a high probability of landslides in this department.

By General Editorial.

 
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