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Japanese ambassador to Cuba Masaru Watanabe signed a contract on Wednesday to set up a desalinization plant in the eastern Holguin coastal community of Caletones, Gibara municipality, in order to supply the people higher quality drinking water.  
Upon penning the document, the Japanese diplomat said that the works will be funded by the Japanese government´s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) at a cost of more than 120 thousand Euros.  
The community of Caletones is located at 29 km from the city of Gibara, where over 420 inhabitants have no access to drinking water sources. For this reason the Cuban water supply company has to use cistern trucks to provide them with water.  
The ambassador told ACN that his government is also considering other programs to help improve water quality in the western provinces of Mayabeque and Artemisa, both near the capital Havana.  
During his visit to eastern Holguin province, ambassador Watanabe met with university professors and students and was accompanied by officials from the Provincial Government. (acn)

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