A complex reality is faced by the residents and indigenous communities of Forrahue, Cancha Larga, Huillinco and Pucoihue in the province of Osorno in the Los Lagos region, as a result of eventual contamination of water courses by filling the roads to make the paving of the first section towards the sea route.

From Highway they confirmed that they requested corrections for the improvement work on the u-400 route.

This is explained by the leader of the Huillinco neighborhood council, Gladys Gómez, who indicated that the water shortage has not only been impacted by climate change and that they feel abandoned by the authorities.


He adds that a parallel reality is related to the APR project for communities, stalled 10 years ago. In that sense, he clarified that they have been using cistern trucks for years.

Orlando Huenchupán, leader of the Huenchupán de Huillinco indigenous community, maintains that for 2 years they have suffered the environmental impasses caused by the road intervention.

Radio Bío Bío consulted the regional director of Roads, Enzo Dellarossa, who explained that it is in the last stage of the contract -which suffered a drop in its programming for the winter-, and that it is in charge of the Claro Vicuña Valenzuela company.

In the opportunity he said that indeed all the observations such as lack of completions, embankment spills with erosion, and rainwater evacuations are part of the termination of the contract that must be corrected before November.