AsunciÃ³n, Nov 19 (EFE) .- The residents of BaÃ±ado de TacumbÃº, a humble neighborhood in AsunciÃ³n on the banks of the Paraguay River, marched through the neighborhood today to ask the authorities for a definitive solution to the floods that frequently affect the area and demanded quality homes for families that lack housing.
The villagers also requested the Municipality of AsunciÃ³n and the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) that will study the Coastal Defense Project presented by the General Coordinator of Organizations Social and Community of the BaÃ±ados de AsunciÃ³n (CobaÃ±ados).
This document seeks an alternative to the construction of the Southern Coastal Strip, which, according to neighbors, has caused the burial of their houses.
Under the motto "Land, Rooting and Housing", the neighbors marched for about three hours through the neighborhood to express their rejection of the project and defend the place in the who were born and where they live.
At the end of May of this year, several government departments signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Southern Coastal Strip project, which seeks to provide a neighborhood solution to floods in neighborhoods adjacent to the Paraguay River.
The work, with an estimated investment of 230 million dollars, consists of a strip of eight kilometers and four lanes that borders the river and includes the construction of some 5,000 homes, according to the Presidency.
The project's axes are the social component, contemplating an alternative plan of relocation of the neighbors settled in the area and carrying out a socioeconomic diagnosis.