Jorge Muñoz, Mayor of Lima, Peru, received 45 radio communications equipment from the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) for the "Radio Emergency Telecommunication Network".
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 's 11 basic radios and 34 portable two-way radios were donated to the Municipality of Lima. These devices will improve communication between metropolitan areas in the event of an emergency or disaster.
"Today, we have received 45 radios, and the number of radios to be distributed from 2016 will increase to 90. These teams will enable us to establish communication links with different regions of the capital," said the mayor.
It should be noted that UNDP has delivered the technology to the Indeci National Emergency Operations Centre. Today, the radio is passed from there to the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (COER) in Lima City, which will distribute them to all areas of the capital.
"We are in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where earthquakes and earthquakes have occurred, but we are still one of the most vulnerable countries due to climate change. This leaves us with other types of phenomena that bother us. We must be prepared to face them . This donation will be invested in preventive services, "said the mayor.
In turn, head of Indeci Jorge Chavez said the move was aimed at strengthening telecommunications systems in emergency situations in Lima's municipality.
In the event of an emergency or disaster, these radios will enable the districts to communicate with the city of Lima, which in turn will send these reports to Indeci to assess actions that should be taken immediately in an emergency.
In the event of a significant disaster or emergency, the Lima Municipality of Peru receives all reported areas of the capital spanning a network led by the municipality. To be precise, the municipality will receive radio base station equipment, which is characterized by maintaining stability at the point where communication is allowed. In addition, the city received a portable radio which will speed up this process, and an action is essential in an emergency.