Motorcycles, bicycles and night watches during Holy Week 2014
Likewise, the general stressed that during the holiday they will have at their disposition 140 ambulances, three helicopters located at strategic points, 20 tow-truck stations, eight auto repair shops, and even six mobile hospitals and nine regional command centers.
Swimming areas closed
Because they are not fit for use by swimmers, the COE closed 179 swimming areas throughout the country.
“We wish to remind you all that what we are commemorating during this Holy Week is the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Those of us that have Christian principles are appealing to the strengthening of the family and the proper use of alcohol which is zero at the time of driving a motor vehicle,” declared Mendez. He referred to the fact that the most important thing during this holiday weekend is the reduction of the loss of human lives. The press conference was attended by representatives of the ministries of Public Health, Defense, Public Works and Communications as well as people from the President’s Social Plan, Civil Defense, the Economic Kitchens, the AMET, the National Police, the Fire Department and others.
The Operational Plan has three phases
The plan, which provides assistance to alcoholic and food poisonings, traffic accidents and drownings, will include a first phase in which the population will be taught to take the necessary preventive measures. Mendez said that the second phase consists of the positioning of the personnel and aid units starting at 2:00 p.m. on 17 April until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, 20 April. The third phase, on Monday, 21 April will include the reports on the results of the operation.
Environment instructs personnel to prepare beaches and rivers
The Minister of the Environment ordered yesterday immediate extraordinary work on the preparation and inspection of more than 80 beaches, rivers and swimming areas all over the country before Holy Week 2014.
Bautista Rojas Gomez said that he instructed the 32 Provincial Directors to increase the number of technicians, supervisors and workers with the aim of guaranteeing that these natural places are in optimum condition to be enjoyed by the national and foreign visitors.
These actions should be coordinated with the local mayor’s offices.
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