Puerto Rico to get billions for storm aid, reconstruction / Puerto Rico recibe billones de ayuda para reconstrucción

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help prepare the U.S. territory for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday.

The money assigned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would be used for infrastructure projects and economic development, among other things, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said.

In addition, Puerto Rico now has access to $3.2 billion to continue rebuilding from hurricanes Irma and Maria, said Pierluisi, who praised the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden for acting quickly.

Congress had assigned $67 billion to help with reconstruction efforts after the hurricanes devastated the island in September 2017, but of the $43 billion obligated, Puerto Rico has only received $18 billion amid concerns over how the money would be spent.

EEUU dará 6.000 mdd a Puerto Rico para reconstrucción

SAN JUAN (AP) — Puerto Rico recibirá más de 6.000 millones de dólares en fondos federales para prepararse contra futuros huracanes y otros desastres naturales, anunciaron el martes funcionarios de la isla.

El dinero asignado por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de Estados Unidos irá a proyectos de infraestructura y al desarrollo económico, entre otros rubros, afirmó el gobernador Pedro Pierluisi.

Además de ello, Puerto Rico tendrá acceso a 3.200 millones de dólares para tareas de reconstrucción tras los huracanes Irma y María, señaló Pierluisi, quien elogió al gobierno del presidente Joe Biden por su rápida acción.

El Congreso había asignado 67.000 millones de dólares para la reconstrucción tras el impacto de los huracanes en septiembre del 2017, pero de 43.000 millones comprometidos, Puerto Rico ha recibido sólo 18.000 millones en medio de inquietudes sobre cómo serían ejercidos.

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