Cuba Develops Important Hydraulic Projects
Havana, July 20 (RHC) Cuba is improving its hydraulic system with the construction of four water-transfer channels and the rehabilitation of the water-supply infrastructure in eleven cities, said the president of the Water Resources Institute Ines Maria Chapman in her report to parliamentarians on Thursday.
The four water-transfer channels will take water from different reservoirs to eastern Cuban territories with the objective to guarantee water supply to zones in need of the natural resource.
The project includes the rehabilitation of the water-supply infrastructure and pipes in the cities of Havana, Trinidad, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Bayamo, Manzanillo, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa (East) and Nueva Gerona, capital city of the Isle of Youth.
The official explained that between 2008 and 2012, over 3 000 kilometers of pipes were rehabilitated in the country, which benefitted 800 thousand citizens.
The Water Resources Institute is also promoting the efficient use of water given the low availability of the natural resource. Over the past few years, the volume of water pumped for all different uses amounted to between 6 and 8 thousand million cubic meters.
Cubahas 240 large reservoirs, 805 small ones, 2416 aqueducts, 22,505 kilometers of pipes, 67 water-treatment plants and a sewage system covering 5,316 kilometers, among other facilities.