Community created by earthquake is getting police station

On the fifth anniversary of the Cinchona earthquake, government and emergency officials are praising the creation of a Nueva Cinchona. The latest addition is a police station that will cost about $620,000.

That project is about 40 percent done.

The 6.2 magnitude quake killed 42 and seriously injured 91. There still are many persons missing and presumed dead.

The quake ravaged the community and adjacent areas, and for months survivors were living in plywood temporary housing until they were relocated.

The national emergency commission said that the new police station that sleeps 16 will provide additional security to the area and nearby towns.

The Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias is financing from emergency funds the new police station, which will be occupied by the Fuerza Pública.

Creating a new community in a distant field was a challenge for officials, and many branches of the government participated. The emergency commission noted that a Cruz Roja facility went into service in April.

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