The environmental authority explains that the process is within the legal terms. The permit would be issued once the required adjustments are made by the environmental entity.
Given the public order situation presented yesterday due to the poor condition of the structure of the bridge located over the mouth of the Ranchería River (Riohacha), The Regional Autonomous Corporation of La Guajira reported that the procedures for the riverbed occupation and forest exploitation permit, are executed within the legal terms established by Decree 1076 of 2015, which stipulates a period of 90 business days.
Additional to the before, the environmental authority argued that in the request submitted by the District of Riohacha, el 12 April 2022, various technical inconsistencies, which is why Corpoguajira convened a work table last 19 de mayo, In order to remedy this situation, in which representatives of the territorial entity participated, the Department for
Social Prosperity, the contractor company and the supervision of the work.
As explained by Corpoguajira, el 24 May 2022 field visit was carried out. Subsequently, a new revision of the partial information presented was carried out., which again included some differences in the document; situation that was communicated to the District in order to solve this impasse.
It should be noted that the situation of public calamity due to the damage to the bridge over the Riito, was declared by the Mayor's Office of Riohacha, by decree No. 053 the 29 June of the 2022.
Bearing in mind that the Ranchería River has a planning instrument, it became necessary to evaluate the risk factor represented by the area to be intervened, Therefore, the Planning Advisory Office of Corpoguajira carried out a study regarding the uses of the sector involved., issuing its concept of environmental management in the area of influence of the project, el 5 July 2022.
In order to unify criteria in riverbed occupation and forest exploitation permits, regarding the project in question, today (12 of July), a new table will be developed
work between Corpoguajira and the District of Riohacha to definitively solve the technical inconsistencies that said request still presents. In this sense, Corpoguajira reported that the permit would be issued once the adjustments are made by the District Mayor's Office.
Finally, Corpoguajira pointed out the importance of continuing to comply with the guidelines established in current environmental regulations in order to preserve, protect and conserve natural resources and the environment of its jurisdiction.