State insurer to make $130 million quake payoutReprints
Ecuador's state insurer Seguros Sucre S.A. said that it will pay $130 million for damage caused by the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the country, BNamericas reports.
Sucre's general manager Jose Luis Romo said that the payouts will go mainly to public sector entities in the quake-hit Esmeraldas and Manabi provinces.
Mr. Romo said that social security agency IESS and its banking arm Biess will receive $70 million worth of payouts.
The quake caused huge damage to public facilities such as hydroelectric stations and power transmission structures, added Mr. Romo.