In Enel Chile’s community relations process with the neighboring communities in El Maule, work has been done with 9 towns according to the criteria of physical proximity with the construction of the Los Cóndores Power Plant and the operation of the hydraulic power stations in the territory. The priority towns for the Company’s Community Relations work are: Paso Nevado, Pehuenche, Armerillo, San Carlos, La Suiza, Las Garzas, Los Alamos, La Mina, and El Médano.
Through participation, collaboration, involvement, and relationship-building, both the company and the communities have developed co-creative work for identifying resources and dreams, building and validating a shared vision, and prioritizing solutions for those problems that limit the development of the towns.
The "Improvement of the access road to Los Alamos" project, is a top priority due to the lack of connectivity and transport difficulties that generate a significant gap when consecrating Los Alamos’ development and local identity.
This project -designed and supervised entirely by the Los Cóndores power plant Engineering and Construction team- had the challenge of developing high quality work to improve the1.8 km road from the Cortés Bridge to the town’s entrance. The improvement consists of a small excavation and leveling of the old road with an asphalt concrete finish, as well as sewage works, covered drains, and signs.
The materialization of the project involves partially solving the connectivity problem of the town of Los Álamos, as well as raising the standards of road safety, with the final objective of improving the quality of life of the communities in an area where they habitually had to live with dust, rain, and mud.