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Mexico’s business sector points out that there was no timely preparation advice on “Otis”

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The business sector assured that there was no timely information on the dimension of hurricane “Otis” that hit the state of Guerrero, particularly the Port of Acapulco.

 Esperanza Ortega, president of the Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra), regretted the decision to eliminate the Natural Disaster Fund (Fonden).

She also called for it to be reactivated in order to be able to deal with catastrophes of this type immediately.

 “This fund for natural disasters is not only for humanitarian aid, it is also for infrastructure, it is a fund destined to immediately face these disasters.

 “To safeguard human lives and provide an opportunity for a gradual and economic reactivation. And to those who lost infrastructure, whether businessmen and industrialists, also a contribution.”

 “Today the call is to all legislators to put it on the table as soon as possible so that it can be resumed.”

  He affirmed that according to reports from the Canacintra representative in the state capital, there are also considerable affectations there.

  “It is sad what is happening, not only in Acapulco, also in Chilpancingo it is happening, we do not have the necessary information and “We are living this misfortune”.

Héctor Tejada, president of Concanaco-Servytur, assured that so far they have not quantified the damage caused by the hurricane, but they will set up collection centers to take products to the affected population.

Otis’ complicates the supply of goods

Transporters warned that the supply of products due to the passing of the cycle has caused complications for the transportation of goods by land.

This not only affects Guerrero but also Oaxaca.

  María Luisa Olvera, partner of the transport company Auto Express Costa Sur, told Reforma that representatives of the sector have had several problems in this matter due to the road closures.

 “We operate on the Mexico-Acapulco highways and the federal highway from Acapulco to Huatulco, both of which have been affected. For example, we have problems reaching the Costa Chica, from Chilpancingo to Pinotepa Nacional”.

 He commented that the company mainly transports merchandise such as toys, plastics, costume jewelry, groceries, candles and seasonal products (currently Day of the Dead) that go from Mexico City to the Costa Chica of Guerrero.

 While from the state to the nation’s capital are transferred mainly fruits such as papaya, mango, lemons, watermelon, peanuts, among others.

 Olvera indicated that the hotels are supplied on average every 15 to 20 days, which were about to place orders but were “beaten” by the hurricane.

He estimated that the resorts have enough inventory to last an average of three to four days.  “Under normal conditions they are supplied in 24 hours, but now it could take up to three days to reach the destination, now it depends a lot on how the road is and if there is passage. There is no telephone signal or electricity and because of the mudslides and floods it is not possible to get through”, he pointed out.

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