Thursday, November 23, 2017

Secretary of Public Affairs asks fiscal board to help Puerto Rico

By on November 14, 2017

SAN JUAN – Of the more outstanding developments in Puerto Rico Tuesday, secretary of Public Affairs and Public Policy, Ramón Rosario, called on the fiscal control board to, along with the government, continue working for the well-being and development of Puerto Rico.
“The fiscal board has a clear mission to restructure the debt and manage revitalization projects for the economic development of Puerto Rico. In that mission, which was established by the federal Promesa legislation, they will have all the help of the elected Government of Puerto Rico. That has been the public policy of Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares from the first day. It is time to work together, always respecting the faculties of each entity,” Rosario Cortés said in a written statement.

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In other updates, the Electric Power Authority (Prepa) announced that power generation was at 48.7% after partial connections were made Monday in Barceloneta, Bayamón, Coamo, Florida, Hatillo, Isabela, Manatí, Ponce, Salinas and San Juan. Likewise, it was reported that there are already 57 municipalities with partial electric power.

In addition, Prepa reported that, as part of the effort to stabilize the transmission lines to bring power to the eastern area of ​​the island, a 20% connection of the 230-kilovolt line 51100 running from Aguas Buenas to Sabana Llana was completed. 

The Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa) reported there are 1,162,119 customers with service, or 90.24%. More specifically, 96% is reported for the metropolitan area; 82% for the north; 84% for the west; 93% for the south; and 90% for the east.
Likewise, Prasa reported that it managed to repair or put into operation with electric generators the pump stations in Carolina, Ciales, Jayuya, Añasco, Rincón, Patillas, Caguas, Gurabo, Cayey and Aguadilla. Also, customer service increased due to the operation of the filtration plants in Corozal, Maricao and Peñuelas; as well as in Hatillo and Mayagüez.

However, there were service interruptions due to problems with the generators in Lares, Utuado, Las Piedras, Yabucoa, Guayanilla and in the Caimital pump station in Aguadilla.

Meanwhile, it was reported that 2,070 evacuees and 116 pets remain in 52 shelters.

Con relación a las telecomunicaciones, se reportó un 74 por ciento de clientes con servicio celular y 1,622 antenas en funcionamiento.

Regarding telecommunications, 74% of customers had cell service and 1,622 antennas were operational.

Mientras, en colaboración con el Gobierno, la empresa Liberty continúa ofreciendo Wi-Fi a distintos municipios para llevar Internet, completar solicitudes de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA), así como acceder a servicios de salud y entretenimiento, entre otros.

In collaboration with the government, Liberty continues offering Wi-Fi in several municipalities for the completion of FEMA applications, as well as to provide access to health and entertainment services, among others. 

The service will be offeres in Orocovis Wednesday and in Jayuya on Thursday.

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