Ministry of Transport and Communications launched today the campaign
of information and guidance to the public on the proper use of
emergency telecommunications services, which at first time involves
telephone operators, radio and television who have been committed to
broadcast nationwide and for free, messages for the public to learn
to communicate in case of earthquakes.
campaign launch was attended by the Minister of Transport and
Communications, Dr. Enrique Cornejo, the chief of INDECI, General
Luis Palomino, the CEO of Telefonica del Peru, Javier Manzanares,
Manager Regulatory of Nextel del Peru, Ernesto Montagne, Nachtigall
Delgado Hogo President of the National Society of Radio and
Television and Vice President of the association, Marcello Cuneo.
goal of the campaign is to teach people the 3 basic steps to follow
in an emergency: First, to communicate with family members the people
should sent a text messages; Second, use the internet, if we have
this service available and Third, if we found in the area of
dial 119 and leave a voice message.
Minister of Transport said that telecommunications are crucial in all
phases of emergency management. This is essential from the prevention
and disaster management to the relief efforts.
regard, the Head of INDECI, General Luis Palomino said that the
information campaign on telecommunications services in emergency
cases is a significant advance in emergency preparation.
and international experience shows that in cases of earthquakes, the
public telecommunications networks, including fixed and mobile
networks are not infallible and could present technical restrictions
during the first hours or days of the emergency due to the
interruption of power supply, falling poles, broken cables, antennas
and congestion of calls.