HAVANA, Cuba.- On Wednesday night, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel heads the meeting of the Council of Ministers, which since last Monday checks the march of the recovery of Havana after the devastating passage of a powerful tornado.
Diaz-Canel indicated the ministers to propose alternatives to provide solutions to the issue of housing, including premises that can be adapted and delivered to the victims.
At the meeting, the Cuban President insisted on knowing in detail the people who remain without a place to spend the night to find a solution.
The offices of formalities for the acquisition of construction materials, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez said, must be working already, with the appropriate attention to each person.
They Urge to Facilitate Donations
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel emphasized it is necessary to facilitate all the donations to people affected by the tornado in Havana, as well as to ensure that each one of those resources reaches its destination.
Diaz-Canel reiterated it is urgent that the main cadres are present in the neediest places, supporting, giving information and accompanying the people in their problems.
During the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, reported that this process is well structured and has been put into function whenever the country has gone through similar situations.
Malmierca explained that donations from abroad, whether from governments, companies, non-governmental organizations or natural persons, are made through the embassies, and if it is money that is to be donated, the International Financial Bank has an account enabled.
So That the Population Is Not Disadvantaged
The head of the Ministry of Finance and Prices, Meisi Bolanos, also announced the Government’s decision to finance 50 per cent of the prices of construction materials sold to people affected by the tornado.
In addition, the discount of 70 per cent in retail prices for water storage tanks to be sold to the victims was authorized.
Regarding the health sector, Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda informed that in the next hours the ER of Hijas de Galicia Maternity Hospital will begin to provide services. This center was severely damaged by the tornado.
The Minister of Education, Ena Elsa Velazquez, announced that, even though they have not been able to open nine educational centers, students have been relocated and she called on parents to take the children to classrooms.