Cuba's Easternmost Province Adjusts its Boundaries
The above was confirmed during special plenary sessions of the Communist Party at provincial and municipal levels in Guantanamo and Manuel Tames, respectively.
The meetings were chaired by First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura,who is also a Politburo member, and Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, first secretary of the Party in the province.
Machado briefed on the considerations behind the proposed changes, to be presented to the Cuban National Assembly during its next ordinary session.
The municipalities involved and the province as a whole stand to gain from these adjustments, said Machado, insisting on the need to use a rational approach in everything we do today.
The head municipality of Guantanamo has a very large territory, with a high population density in the provincial city, making it difficult to take proper care of the needs of residents elsewhere in the municipality.
The Physical Planning Institute President Graciela Rodriguez addressed the main elements taken into consideration by the Commission which for some years now had been studying the changes currently being proposed.
Among them she cited the need to strengthen the municipality of Manuel Tames with adjoining areas of the territories of Guantanamo and Yateras.
In turn, the municipality of Manuel Tames will cede a small portion of its territory to Guantanamo.
The provincial and municipal assemblies in Guantanamo and Manuel Tames held extraordinary sessions to discuss the proposed changes.
These meetings were attended by Jaime Crombet, vice president of the National Assembly, and Provincial Assembly President Luis Fernando Navarro.
By: Alberto Núñez Betancourt
Source: Granma Daily