Fonden approves US$1.45mn for Baja California Sur to repair hurricane damage

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The technical committee of Mexico's natural disaster fund (Fonden) has approved 19.4mn pesos (US$1.45mn) for Baja California Sur state to repair damaged caused by Hurricane Jimena, local press reported.

National water authority Conagua estimated that repairs to hydraulic infrastructure would cost 7.59mn pesos.

The most significant damage was to the Santa Rosalía aqueduct in Mulegé municipality. A pipeline broke in eight places, leaving some 14,000 residents without water, according to Conagua.

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Funds will also be used to repair urban infrastructure, highways and water systems.