Legislator Sulu Sou wants to mark the passage of typhoon Hato with memorial in Porto Interior
It was three years ago yesterday when Typhoon Hato came to Macau. Sulu Sou suggested to the Government the creation of a memorial in the coastal area of Porto Interior and the designation of 23 August as a disaster prevention day, recalling that the city’s destruction scenario “is still alive today”
The idea is to take as a reference the way other places deal with past disasters, remembering the ten lives that were lost and the damage suffered. “The whole of society, especially the residents of the lowlands, have become more vigilant regarding the damage of typhoons. It is very important for the public and the next generations to remember Hato’s painful lessons ”, says the deputy in a written question.
Sulu Sou describes that the typhoon exposed the lack of infrastructure against flooding, as well as the “vulnerability” of disaster prevention. It is worth remembering that seven public projects were considered in this area, but in June the chairman of the Monitoring Committee for Land and Public Concessions Affairs said that the Government has not yet decided whether to install flood protection walls in Porto Interior, due to technical difficulties and financial concerns. The legislator wants to know when a final decision on the projects will be known and what factors will be taken into account.
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