Cuba continues to suffer the impact of drought
The Cuban government has invested over 200 million pesos in recent years for minimizing the effects of drought in the country, said Javier Toledo Tapanes, representative of the National Hydraulic Institute in Havana.
Toledo pointed out that the impact affects 120 thousand Havana residents who currently receive water through trucks. He pointed out almost 2 thousand 700 liters per second less enters the city due to the reduction of the precious liquid in the basins.
Mercedes Lopez Acea, First Secretary of the Communist Party in Havana said that they are attempting to recover thousands of liters of water with the current work and investment.
She also referred to the sanitation work under development to achieve better hygiene in the city and the rain drainage aimed at avoiding flooding in the low lying areas.