Camagüey, Cuba.- The monitoring of the quality of the terrestrial waters, the efficiency of the hydraulic resources and the maintenance and rehabilitation of the beaches, are today actions prioritized by the Cuban science in this central-eastern region.
We must take advantage of each space with dynamism and effectiveness, with the use of the potential for the contribution to the productive and social processes ‘, assured Andrea de Armas, delegate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), in Camagüey.
The largest province of Cuba and with significant water reserves experienced a notable increase in drinking water supply, in addition to the monitoring of 112 points, including 64 dams, according to Citma’s notes.
In the last five years, investments have been associated with the rehabilitation of about 20 kilometers from the Cuban-Bulgarian Driver to the city of Camagüey, as well as maintenance programs at the territory’s water treatment plant.
The construction of two waste treatment plants in Cayo Cruz, works valued in millions of pesos in national currency, is also included in an extensive program that covers the 16,000 square kilometers of the province of Camagüey, and which has the support of specialists and scientific staff.
As part of one of the most important construction projects for the local economy, there are also actions to maintain beaches with an investment of 120 million Cuban pesos, based on the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017.
In northern Camagüey, the Ministry of Tourism is leading an investment process that spans the Cruz, Guajaba and Sabinal islets, located in the Sabana-Camagüey archipelago, the largest system of sandy keys in the Caribbean.
Rehabilitation of coastal fronts, restoration of dunes, construction of light infrastructure in areas of public use, elimination of invasive species, mitigation measures of coastal erosion, are also included in the Cuban government timetable.