· He toured the area affected by a tornado last May, and delivered the rehabilitation and reconstruction works.

· I welcome the fact that the expressions on your faces and your joy are the best evidence that we are fulfilling our promise not to abandon you or leave you alone, he told the Ciudad Acuña residents accompanying him.

· Seven months after the tornado, this urban part of Ciudad Acuña is certainly different, much more beautiful, with more open spaces and public spaces that have been built for the peaceful coexistence of families, he said.

· He thanked the armed forces and public servants who supported the reconstruction of the affected area.

Earlier today, President Enrique Peña Nieto toured the urban area of this city that was affected by a tornado on May 25, in which he delivered the rehabilitation and reconstruction works as well as the homes that have been rebuilt. He was accompanied by the residents of the neighborhoods that had been damaged.

“Today we are delivering everything that was rebuilt, and I welcome the fact that the expressions on your faces and your joy are the best proof that the government is fulfilling its promise not to abandon you or leave you alone. Today proves we have met our commitment to the community of Ciudad Acuña,” he said.

He recalled that today, seven months after the tornado, “This urban part of Ciudad Acuña is certainly different, much more beautiful, with more open spaces and public spaces that have been built for the peaceful coexistence of the families who live here.”

The president also recalled that when he toured the area damaged by the tornado, he pledged not to leave those who had been affected alone, and to accompany them in the reconstruction process. “Today, I have come back, seven months later, in order to carry out a joint supervision with you of the delivery of the works that have been completed during this time,” he told residents.

He explained that 2,400 homes were partially damaged, and over 200 totally damaged.

President Peña Nieto thanked those who supported the reconstruction efforts: first of all, he said, “Our armed forces, because from the moment we arrived that night, they had already been deployed here, and were supporting families and protecting dwellings to ensure safety that night when there was no electricity or services.  The presence of our Mexican Army was crucial to this process.”

He also thanked other public servants, “For their commitment to being here permanently, being part of the community and working for the benefit of those who were affected.”

He reported that next year, in Ciudad Acuña, the Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers (INFONAVIT) will open a permanent module for families, not only those that were affected, but also those who have a home provided by INFONAVIT. At the moment, they have to go to Piedras Negras to deal with any issues that arise.

The president explained that the federal government and the government of Coahuila, “Immediately joined forces to restore basic services, especially electricity, and everything needed for life to return to normal as soon as possible.”

He noted that the government will continue teaming up with the Government of Coahuila to achieve better results in the state. “This is a government that is working to achieve greater development for the state by joining forces,” he said.