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Science and Technology Forum in Cuba: more results to benefit the people
The great battle is how to obtain and generalize the most results with a real impact for the population, said Dr. Jose Miyar Barrueco, secretary of the Council of State at the Havana Convention Center.

Barrueco spoke on the main guidelines to prepare for the 16th National Science and Technology Forum to take place at the beginning of 2009.

Miyar said each new contribution made by the Forum movement has in practice a positive impact in the quality of life of the Cuban people, be it by means of food production or the development of new pharmaceuticals.

Eugenio Maynegra, who heads the Council of State office that supports the Forum, said the four main topics of the 16th Edition include Saving Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Generalization of Solutions; Replacing Imports, and Support for Prioritized National Programs in Health Care, Education, Computer Sciences, Biotechnology and the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Maynegra called to raise the quality of the Forums at the grassroots level, saying these events are the key element for the success of the movement on a national scale.

Among the deficiencies to be improved Maynegra cited the need to identify the existing problems with an order of priority, to strengthen the municipal commissions, and to raise the level and contribution of projects aimed at replacing imports, in particular those related to spare parts.

Carlos Valenciaga, member of the Council of State, underscored that the general guidelines for the movement for the 2007-2008 period must reach the grassroots level in a clear way and should be adapted to the characteristics of each workplace and territory.

Valenciaga also voiced his opinion about incentive mechanisms for authors and co-authors of the most important projects. He said these could include a variety of offers of professional improvement, like scholarships, training courses, master's degree programs and other methods.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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