by TCRN Staff

The President, Óscar Arias Sánchez, and much of his cabinet, pledged yesterday those displaced by the Turrialba eruptions that at the beginning of next week they will provide better conditions in housing and food that as well as other aid.

The president and seven government officials made the offer during a two-hour visit to the district of turrialbeño, which temporarily houses 40 people who live and work in the foothills of the massif. Arias and his entourage arrived around 10 am Tuesday at the center of Turrialba in two helicopters they flew in from San Jose.

Back in the hostel, the president spoke with those affected about meeting their most urgent needs, instructing his staff to take note of requests for help.

Besides the president, families were visited by Rodrigo Arias, Minister of the Presidency, Maria Luisa Avila, hierarch of Health and Marco Vargas and Javier Flores, Ministers of Public Works and Transport (MOPT), and Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) respectively.

Also in the delegation was Vanessa Rosales, president of the National Emergency Commission (CNE), Pedro Pablo Quirós, president of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, and Alejandro Molina, director of the National Highway Council.

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