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Colombia spends millions to reconstruct Mocoa

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday announced plans on Sunday to rebuild the town of Mocoa in the aftermath of Saturday’s flooding tragedy, which has left between 254 and 283 people dead while 200 remain missing.

Santos also announced that all funeral expenses will be borne by the national government and, as he had announced hours earlier, confirmed an aid donation to each affected family of $6,500.

According to the president, the reconstruction of Mocoa will take approximately one year. Within which time economic activity should also begin to recover. The Colombian government has allocated $418 million to support the reconstruction of businesses that were totally or partially destroyed.

Source: Colombia Reports