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According to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), the eastern Cuban  province of Santiago de Cuba, reforesting is among its greatest achievements.

By the end of 2009, forests had been increased to 29.27 percent of the area and pollution decreased by 2.8 percent.

At the same time harmful gasses which considerably harm the ozone layer were recovered when extracted from freezers and air conditioners.

Some 130.19 Kilograms of R-12 and 3387.08 Kilograms of R-22 were recovered. This complied with the international agreements stated by the country in relation to its commitment to eventually reduce the use of such gases.

Last year, CITMA – which is also considered the second most important scientific ministry in Cuba –contributed to the economy and society of Santiago de Cuba in areas like science, technology, innovation and environment.

It achieved positive results like the Third Exchange Workshop between the Scientific centres in the East and those in Havana, which is already producing encouraging results in the research work, all of it as part of the integration of the sciences.

The magnetic treatment of irrigation water on crops is another relevant result from 2009, which made the productivity of vegetables higher by 20 percent, along with the increase in the quality of fruit and resistance to plagues.

This is a clear evidence of the collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Centre for Applied Electromagnetism.


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