Chile. Chilean President Gabriel Boric announced the investment of almost 21 billion Chilean pesos, just over 23 million dollars, in surveillance to improve security conditions in the region of La Araucanía, specifically on Route 5 South.
Several national media, such as El Dinamo and RadioUChile, published that during his first and recent tour of the Araucanía region, President Boric announced millionaire investments in security and surveillance.
From a list of 20 promises he made during that day, the president included, in addition to action plans to reverse the crimes that mostly affect that area, the installation of closed circuit television.
Specifically, he stated: "in the Temuco-Río Bueno section we are going to install 36 CCTV camera points, which includes 36 normal cameras, 20 thermal cameras, 519 double luminaires, 37 license plate readers in tolls and the investment amount of this is 11,227 million pesos plus VAT. In the Collipulli-Temuco section, "we are going to install 31 new CCTV points that include 31 normal cameras, 22 thermal cameras, 439 double luminaires and 53 toll license plate readers. The amount of this investment is 9,702 million pesos plus VAT."
Carolina Tohá, Minister of the Interior and Public Security, referred to the implementation of the National Plan Against Organized Crime in the Araucanía Region, explaining that this plan will prioritize three types of crimes, "wood theft, arms control and agri-food security."
Similarly, the government confirmed (in an official post) that it has "20 thousand 929 million pesos to improve surveillance on Route 5 South, which will allow permanent control of Carabineros in priority areas: Temuco-Río Bueno and Collipulli-Temuco section."
The minister who had the opportunity to visit the Temuco remote surveillance camera center, installed in the Prefecture of Cautín, a space that allows you to visualize the city, said in front of the plans of the current government and this type of spaces: "This is a great advance for greater security in the area and is the result of a joint work between the police and local governments, That's the way we can move forward."