Havana, Tuesday 20 de August de 2019 10:46 pm

Cuban Vice President checks water works in central province

Tamaño letra:

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 24 (ACN) Inés María Chapman Waugh, Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, checked this Wednesday the march of investments in the water sector in Ciego de Ávila, related to the with the Hydraulic Program in Cuba, a priority for the development of other areas in the country.

As part of a working visit Chapman Waugh checked on the progress of the construction of regulating reservoir number five, the first of eight predicted north of the Zaza-Ciego de Ávila channel.

There, on the spot, Ismael Aguilera Sánchez, director of the Base Enterprise (UEB) number four, of the Enterprise of Construction and Assembly, principal executor, specified that when it is finished that deposit, at the end of coming February, the value of use will be on the irrigation of various crops in about 563 hectares.

The VP learnt that when that reservoir, with a capacity of 24,000 meters
of water, coming from the Zaza-Ciego de Ávila, will start working, it will also avoid the use of the vital liquid of the underground reserves, affected by salinity in that area.

On the subject she said that this work is part of the strategies that will be to mitigate the effects of climate change, such as the effects of climate change, periods of drought, the decline in aquifers and the increase in the number of aquifers saline intrusion.

The vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers checked, in addition, the operation of the new line of polyethylene tubes of high density of up to one thousand 200 mm in diameter which is in test and start-up phases at Ciegoplast.

She praised the quality of the first pipes that are made and added that having these productions will favor rehabilitation processes and investments in the Cuban water sector and will replace imports.


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