The Prefecture of Chimborazo, the GAD of the Penipe canton and the Rural Parish Government of Puela, signed a tripartite inter-institutional cooperation agreement to provide materials and supplies that will be used for the construction of the El Batán – Puela Irrigation System. There are approximately 4 km of construction of the canal that will have the advice of the technicians of the Irrigation Directorate of the Prefecture of Chimborazo, and that will benefit more than 180 families in this parish.
Luis Falconí, delegate of the highest provincial authority and Director of Tourism and International Cooperation of the Prefecture of Chimborazo, confirmed that the administration of Dr. Juan Pablo Cruz complies with the assignments that have been foreseen within the participatory budget. “We are in the rural parish of Puela that, together with the Municipality of Penipe and the Prefecture of Chimborazo, the three levels of Decentralized Autonomous Governments, we work within the irrigation competence. In the first instance we have been able to carry out the study and secondly, the joint financing for the construction of the irrigation canal from El Batán to Puela ”, said Falconí.
Lourdes Mancero, mayor of the Penipe canton, highlighted the articulation of the three levels of government to meet the objectives, “we come together to work together to enable this irrigation canal that has been expected for more than 40 years, today this dream it becomes a reality and will serve to irrigate the prodigious lands of this parish that are suitable for agriculture, fruit growing and livestock ”, he pointed out.
“We are very happy and full of euphoria because this day is historic for our parish,” said María Balseca, president of the Puela parish GAD when she received the materials that will be used for the construction of the El Batán – Puela irrigation canal. He added that, “our irrigation system is now obsolete, its useful life is over and due to the eruption of the Tungurahua volcano, we could not invest in the sector, but thanks to the support of the Prefect, the Mayor and adding the efforts of all the inhabitants of this sect, r we managed to fulfill our purpose ”.
Ramiro Hernández, president of irrigation of the Puela parish, mentions that, “it is a surprise that we get after so many years of having that desire and that it has never been possible to realize, today our authorities make this dream possible. If today we produce fifty percent with this work, now we are going to increase production and improve our income ”, he indicated.