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MinInterior delivered a balance of the Action Plan for the mitigation of the effects caused by the blow of Hurricane Eta on the island of San Andrés.

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Bogotá D.C.
19 Dec 2020

In the presence of the President of the Republic, Iván Duque Márquez, the Ministry of the Interior delivered the progress of the Action Plan that was created by the National Government and in coordination with the Governor of the Archipelago of San Andrés, to mitigate the impact left by the tail whip Hurricane Eta last November.

Among the commitments made by the Ministry of the Interior are the strengthening of community action organizations, to whom $ 102 million were given through the "I am Young, I am Communal" and Community Leaves programs; and for the reconstruction of homes and community halls in 3 affected neighborhoods.

From the Directorate of Affairs for Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizales and Palenqueras Communities, the First Meeting of Raizales and Afro-Colombian Women 'Reconstructing the Territory' was held on the island, which trained more than 40 women entrepreneurs in digital marketing, equity, ethno-development. and strengthening their businesses.

"We will provide $ 450 million to finance three collective projects developed by women entrepreneurs on the island, in a bid for the creative, tourist, environmental, artistic, social and economic reactivation of the archipelago," explained the Minister of the Interior, Alicia Arango.

On the island, the head of the Interior portfolio also delivered 10 motorcycles, 7 for San Andrés and 3 for Providencia, to the National Police Command, through the Fund for Citizen Security and Coexistence (FONSECON).

“Working to strengthen the security and coexistence of Raizales, islanders, residents and visitors of San Andrés is a priority for the National Government. These 10 motorcycles are part of a total of 1,178 that we are delivering throughout the country ”, concluded the Minister of the Interior, Alicia Arango.

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