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Endogenous development project benefits westernmost Cuba
This program is currently favouring Simón Bolívar community, almost restored fully after signing a cooperation accord between both nations.

The actions to improve the life conditions of the locals comprise the repair of over 500 houses, most of them in buildings, the reconstruction of two schools and doctor’s offices, the cafeteria and the baseball stadium.

Engineer Félix Travieso, in charge of the works by the Cuban side, explained that a culture house was built in that site to hold artistic events.

Other benefits are the improvement of the transportation with new buses and the rehabilitation of water distribution networks, added the source.

He also stated that the cooperation experience will favour next year Sandino and José Martí neighbour communities, with a similar plan of actions.

The accord dates back to April 2005 with the approval of nine endogenous projects in both countries as the results of the First Meeting Cuba-Venezuela to put in practice the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).

But the help of the South American nation reached the tail of the archipelago sooner than predicted.

After the passage of hurricanes Isidore and Lili (2002) that left hundreds of people damaged in the region, Venezuelan soldiers started the construction of Villa Bolívar village, inaugurated a short time afterwards by president Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías.



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