Official: Metro Line, Better City Planning to Aid Quito's Poor 1 234 567

Official: Metro Line, Better City Planning to Aid Quito's Poor

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In a city menaced by the threat of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods, protecting thousands of families living in Quito's low-income neighborhoods from disasters is an urgent task, said a senior official for the Andean city.

“People settle in high-risk areas where you cannot mitigate those risks. It's a trend that we need to turn around,” David Jácome Polit, Quito's chief resilience officer, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.

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