The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management made viable a project presented by Corpoguajira to address this problem in various sectors of Riohacha.
Under the seventh coastal erosion table, led by Corpoguajira in order to analyze the consolidated progress to address this problem in the department, It was announced that due to steps taken through the environmental authority before the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management, The project for the implementation of coastal erosion control actions in the José Antonio Galán and Marbella neighborhoods was made viable (Riohacha).
The purpose of the works is to stop the advance of this phenomenon on the coastline and minimize the risk of affecting the homes and infrastructures of these sectors..
"These actions will allow the stability of the coastline to help stop erosion processes in the cliff and prevent its collapse. Additionally, the dissipation of energy from the incident waves will be induced away from the coastline and we will work on the conservation of the sediment of the landfills., by avoiding its loss in the new beach area. We thank the UNGRD for this great news; we hope to start the execution as soon as possible, to improve the safety and quality of life of all families settled in these sectors ", said the Director General of Corpoguajira, Samuel Lanao Robles.
It should be noted that during the development of the event it was also announced that the department of La Guajira is part of the project financed by the Government of Germany, through the German Government Development Bank (KFW), whereby ecosystem-based adaptation measures will be implemented in a changing climate, to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion.
"This alliance seeks to encourage, formulate and implement activities aimed at the restoration of ecosystems and the recovery of natural flows, which would allow the coastal area to adapt to the changes it is undergoing due to erosion ", indicated Lanao Robles.
Meanwhile, the director of Marine Affairs, Coastal and Aquatic Resources of the Ministry of Environment, Erick Castro Gonzalez, He specified that the project will have an investment of eight million euros and will benefit three more Corporations (Corpamag, CVS and Corpourabá).
By last, the official explained that the works will last five years. They are currently in the planning phase and in 2022 works and mitigation actions will begin, which will be essential to respond to the various challenges of society, like climate change, food security or disaster risk.