One of the strategists in the humanitarian demining process that is underway in the country as part of the peace agreements signed in Havana, came to Caquetá to take over as commander of the Battalion of Engineers No. 12 - General Liborio Mejia. Lieutenant Colonel Juan Carlos Marin Hurtado served as Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Demining and took command of one of the most important units of Caquetá because of his contribution to regional development.
Juan Carlos Marín Hurtado began his military career as an Engineering soldier in 1990, and served in Caquetá as a lieutenant, providing security with a platoon at his command. I have a great commitment to the community and, today, twenty years after the last time I was in Caquetá, I have more means to help the population. We will continue training the military to deal with the scourge of landmines and explosive devices that cause so much damage to citizens, He expressed.
Among the most important jobs, the new commander was committed to support the department in road emergencies, consolidating of public service structures, paving of roads, among others. Similarly, not diminish in training staff to serve the areas at risk of explosive devices.
The same way, he invited the community to see him as friend in the Engineer Battalion.