After rescue stages and the selection of shelters, the government must take action to rebuild the areas affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of Saturday April 16. The first steps begin to be clear.
The work is announced as complex. Taking a wild guess, President Correa estimates an outflow of 3,000 million dollars. The amount could be much higher and the process would take at least three years. For now, the damage assessment phase began. The first results will be ready in six weeks.
That assessment starts with a premise: there are areas that can not return to what they were. The earthquake created risk areas, told to daily Expreso Silverio Duran, head of the Chamber of the Construction Industry.