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Cuban 1st VP supervises Recovery Works in Artemisa Province

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Cuban 1st VP supervises Recovery Works in Artemisa ProvinceARTEMISA, Cuba, Sep 13 (acn) Miguel Díaz-Canel, first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, held an exchange with members of the Provincial Defense Council (CDP by its Spanish acronym) in Artemisa province to evaluate the damages caused by Hurricane Irma and recovery actions.

The most affected areas were the electricity service and the supply of drinking water, said Jose Antonio Valeriano, CDP president.
Teresa Martínez, head of the CDP social economic group, said they have been able to recover only 33.46 percent of the electricity service, despite that nearly all of the circuits (195 out of 210) were free of damages, but they expect the rest will be restored before next Monday.
This also limits water pumping, which fortunately begins being restored in those places that are slowly recovering electricity.
Accompanied by Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, general secretary of the Cuban Workers Federation, Diaz-Canel also visited the Maximo Gomez Thermoelectric Plant, in Mariel municipality.
There he verified the proper functioning of four engines and three thermal units, which are ready to start generating energy today, depending on the provisions of the National Energy System.
A quick glance was taken at the situation in the country, where it was known that the biggest problem remains in Cienfuegos, since the other provinces already recover some other energy generating units.
Diaz-Canel assessed as positive the progress of recovery in Artemisa, a territory that restarted the school year, intensified harvesting of bananas felled by winds, took decisions to rapidly harvest coffee to avoid losses due to maturation of grains, and returned to normality the transportation of passengers, among other actions.

 

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