During his visit to the Bío Bío region, the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, accompanied by the Housing Minister, Rodrigo Pérez Mackenna, today inspected the works at the Mirador del Pacífico housing complex in the city of Talcahuano. This is a new neighborhood of homes, which is being built on a completely urbanized 12-hectare plot of land.
The President said that these new homes “are almost 1,100 apartments, of which 700 will go to families who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami which struck us with such force on the morning of February 27, 2010.”
Speaking about the reconstruction after the earthquake, he continued, “up to now we have delivered just over 170,000 subsidies,” and “our target is to meet our commitment of providing 220,000 subsidies before the end of the year.”
The President thanked and congratulated the future beneficiaries, saying “I know you’ve had a bad time; I know you suffered a great deal because the earthquake and tsunami were devastating and came on top of your day-to-day problems. But I know too that during the months since the earthquake, you never lost your faith, you remained united and you worked hard and battled to put your lives back together. I know that the women in particular have been towers of strength for their families, helping them keep hope alive and struggling to build a better life for them.”