In the rescue of the two miners trapped in a tunnel since last Sunday, progress is being made faster than scheduled, since no major inconveniences have been found in the drilling, the general director of MiningRolando Munoz Mejia.
“We go beyond planning in the matter, progress is day by day, so since you are making a gallery at that depth, progress depends on many variables; Thanks to God, who is with us, we have not found any negative situation, and that has allowed the advance to be greater than what was programmed, “explained the official.
Muñoz Mejía said that it was not estimated in what time the process would be completed, but that the drilling per meter is greater every day, which allows speeding up this process, after pointing out that by means of a radio that was introduced into the tunnel through a pipe, in permanent contact with the Dominican Gregory Alexander Méndez and the Colombian Carlos Yépez Ospina.
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“We are above the schedule and that is the important thing, every day, when you have advanced 10 or 20% more, you are above the schedule, and that has been the case in the last three days,” he said. talk to El Nacional by telephone.
Muñoz Mejía assured that the tunnel boring machine ordered yesterday by President Luis Abinader, to create a third access road to where the miners are, will significantly help in the extraction.
On his side, Hernani Salazar, technical director of the Office for the Reorganization of Transportation and Land Traffic (OPRET) stated that prior to using the tunnel boring machine that would be used, first determine the condition of the land and access to the tunnel.