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Mexico City reconstruction to take seven years: Mayor

Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) The reconstruction of the damage in Mexico City caused by the September 19 earthquake will take seven years, Mayor Migual Angel Mancera said.

Mancera on Saturday said the authorities are working in every aspect of the reconstruction effort, but warned it was not a short-term goal, Xinhua news agency reported.

He said that concrete actions were being taken and rejected claims that things were moving slowly, days after some of the displaced blockaded streets to demand help.

“The reconstruction will take six or seven years in Mexico City. This is not a task of a month or two, this is a task that will take a long time.”

Mancera added that the full work plan for the reconstruction will be presented before the end of November.

At least 369 people were killed in the country’s most devastating earthquake in 32 years which brought down 38 office and residential buildings in Mexico City and damaged around 5,700 more buildings.

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