After the 500, to continue doing for Havana

Diaz-Canel led the Capital Support Group meeting.

HAVANA, Cuba. – After concluding the festivities for the half millennium of the foundation of the Village of St. Christopher of Havana, the work to beautify and restore works in the city continues. This was ratified at the meeting of the Capital Support Group, headed by President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.

The Cuban capital, after commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Village of St. Christopher in Havana, will not be the same. The extensive program of activities carried out to honor it has no end point, but continues with renewed impetus in all the municipalities of the city.

This was ratified during the meeting of the Capital Support Group, where a summary was presented on the main tasks and activities carried out in the days leading up to the celebrations.

The Cuban President congratulated the members of the provincial government, the different agencies, the Party and also all ministries, because they complied with what they had committed to the capital and “that shows that we can do things in the midst of the more complex situations“, which is possible to bring satisfaction to people so that they can enjoy their city.

Leaders of the Government of Havana reported at the meeting that as part of the celebrations, several works of social benefit covering all sectors were inaugurated. Particularly from October 30 to November 17, when high-impact and important activities were concentrated for this anniversary, 67 works were inaugurated.

In the case of the education sector, it was highlighted that the recovery of all the affectations caused by the tornado that hit several capital municipalities on January 27 was completed. In the field of health, one of the largest and most comprehensive investment processes on the 500th anniversary was also carried out.

Houses, cultural complexes, shops, recreation parks, museums, restaurants and many other areas were part of the process of beautification and rescue of Havana. In turn, important cultural and sporting events were organized that covered the most diverse spaces of the city for the enjoyment of all.

In a special way, the extraordinary work carried out by the Office of the Historian of the City, which in turn is a tribute to the work of Dr. Eusebio Leal, who at the opening of Atares Castle infected everyone with his words that became a masterful history class about Havana.

The participants to the meeting recognized the help, contribution and solidarity of many friends around the world. Esteban Lazo Hernandez, president of the National Assembly of People´s Power and the Council of State; Salvador Valdes Mesa, Vice-President of the Republic of Cuba; and Ines Maria Chapman Waugh, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, also attended the meeting.

Now we must continue to do things, Diaz-Canel insisted, many of them are a continuation of what we had set out to pay homage to the new anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.

The challenge, he said, is to continue working with the same effort and intensity in other municipalities of the capital throughout the year. Diaz-Canel also reiterated that from now on a comprehensive program will be launched to deal with Centro Habana municipality, as has been done in recent years in Old Havana.

May the capital continue to beautify itself and promote more and more cultural and recreational events. And above all that systematic maintenance is provided for everything that has been done so far, the Cuban President emphasized.