Chimborazo Prefecture verifies the progress of work on the Panamericana Sur highway, Quilluquín – Nízag Bajo, Alausí

The Chimborazo Prefecture, through the Public Works Directorate, continues to work on the asphalt of the work, via Panamericana Sur, Quilluquín – Nízag Bajo, Alausí canton.

Through a tour with the media and representatives of the sector community, the prefect, Dr. Juan Pablo Cruz, accompanied by the vice-prefect, Carmen Gadbay, verified the progress of the works that comprise the distance of 3.9 km.

At the moment, they are in the process of laying the asphalt mat, it is 50% complete.

“This is the path that unites progress, tourism, change, development in our crafts, gastronomy, it is our identity of uses and customs (…) we are witnessing the placement of two inches of asphalt mat with modified asphalt, with polymers, which will give a greater durability of the road ”, indicated the Prefect.

Nízag is one of the largest communities in the province, therefore, this work will benefit about 2,500 to 3,000 people, in addition, this area is an eminent tourist and productive area.

“It is a dream and a blessing for the community, all our lives we have waited for this work, many times we no longer had hope, but now you are witnesses (…) in the rainy season we have spent in mud and in summer we swallowed dust”, explained Segundo Criollo, president of the Nízag community.

By not having a suitable route for tourists to enter, the economy of the sector was not energized, therefore, the leaders and residents stressed that when the work is finished, the transport of their products and the entry of visitors will be facilitated.

The asphalt layer placement process is expected to be completed this month.

According to the Prefect, the jobs are carried out with labor from the same area, providing job opportunities to benefit the economy of their families. “They are workers in the sector, who have been trained and trained, giving them an opportunity to work in order to generate resources in the locality, taking into account the local workforce,” he concluded.