President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that insurers will deliver 40 percent of payments, in advance, to those affected by the destruction of Hurricane “Otis.”
According to the president, the companies will send the resources “by word of mouth” and without formality, although the remaining 60 percent will be subject to regulations.
“We also talked to the insurers and I really like the answer, because if there is no processing, as soon as possible, to avoid delays, they will deliver 40 percent in advance of the insured amount,” he said.
“40 percent of the word and the rest will be subject to the changes that are in the regulations, but it gives me great joy, because we have to start rebuilding Acapulco as soon as possible.”
The head of the Executive reiterated that they are also working with commercial and development banks, with the aim of providing affordable loans that help rebuild.
“They are already talking to the bank owners and they also have development banks, that is, public banks, that is, Nacional Financiera and Banobras, and they will provide cheap loans,” he said.
On the other hand, the president asked businessman Carlos Slim for help to restore communication in Acapulco.
“The telephone system is slowly being restored, the engineer Carlos Slim will certainly work on this matter, to help us restore the telephone service in Acapulco as soon as possible,” he said.
In addition, he requested a report from the Secretary of the Navy, Rafael Ojeda Durán, about the operation of the port and airports of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
The admiral reported that in the case of Acapulco, the terminal is operating at 90 percent, almost normal, although night flights are not yet allowed.
“It can be said that the normal operation of the airport is 90 percent, only daytime flights, not night flights, because the electricity at the airport has not been restored to 100 percent.
“Since Thursday it has been operating, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation has sent equipment to control air traffic, there is now, let’s say, normal communication between Mexico City and the control tower to a certain extent,” added he.