Seven families of Chileans and Venezuelans took over a piece of land that belongs to Forestal Arauco in the Poñén sector in Florida. Given the concern of the neighbors, who ask to speed up the eviction order to avoid a proliferation of irregular housing, municipal personnel, from the company and the Carabineros carried out an inspection of the place, where they interviewed the people who are arbitrarily in the place.< /p>
Concern is generated among the residents of the Poñén sector by the land seizures in the commune of Florida, in the Bío Bío region, who ask that an eviction order be expedited to clear the sites that are owned by Forest Arauco.
There are at least 6 intakes in the rural sector located towards the interior of bridge 5, a situation that occurred about two weeks ago and which led to an on-site inspection by the municipality, the Carabineros and the Arauco company.
Juan Carlos Henríquez, a neighbor of the sector, explained that they are concerned, because there are already fully built houses and they fear that the situation will become overcrowded.
Housing construction is advancing fast and generates a lot of movement in a sector that is usually quiet. Police officers increased their patrols around the area due to complaints from residents, said non-commissioned officer José Zepeda, from the Florida Police Department.
The private land belongs to Forestal Arauco, a company that has already taken some measures, including the complaint that would allow an eviction order. Beatriz Iturra, head of Public Affairs for the firm, said they understand the situation, but they cannot allow this to progress.
The Florida Mayor, Jorge Roa, called a meeting to address the situation that today generates great fear in the neighbors. In the instance he said that irregular constructions will not be allowed, and that this will be checked.
Today in the sector there are seven families -Chileans and Venezuelans- who built houses and that they even organized themselves in a committee that they called “The portal of the rising sun”, from which they coordinate to obtain materials that allow both encircling and advancing with the houses.
< p>The residents of Poñén began a collection of signatures to call on the authorities to stop this situation, as well as the community chief, so that an eviction order is carried out as soon as possible in the place, even more so when in Florida there are more than 300 families waiting for land to be able to apply and get their own home.