Portoviejo is one of the most affected cities by the earthquake on April 16. Its mayor, Agustin Casanova, a commercial engineer of 55 years old and that came to an elected position by Suma movement in association with a local group, says the commercial heart of the city, the most devastated, will resurface modern.
Receives this Diary for an interview at his temporary office at the Technical University of Manabi, without questions he begins to relate what happened after the earthquake, and what for him was a precarious reaction: “We started the tasks that we do until the government arrived. For example, shelters.”
We installed them at 8 pm on the 16th and delivered them three weeks later. And we administered them as we could with the resources we had. On the issue of diagnosis of infrastructure, they arrived three weeks later as well, but we had done everything (I).