“Cubagua 2015 has shown that its here to stay, given that it exceeded initial expectations. The event has revealed interest by foreign business in to what is happening in Cuba in regards to water,” stated engineer Vladimir Cabranes Alpízar, the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources’ (INRH) director of International and Foreign Trade Relations on assessing the results of the event.
During a press conference held at Havana’s Convention Center – site of the encounter – the representative also noted the priority Cuba gives to hydraulic development with various works and investment currently being carried out to improve water services and treatment, always with the aim of protecting the environment.
Before the end of the event, it was reported that five agreements were signed between the Central Hydraulic Equipment Entity (Cubahidráu lica) and different foreign firms, primarily related to the maintenance and repair of pumping equipment, residual water waste treatment and diagnostic plants to detect leaks in the network.
The INRH is also currently working on two projects; one with the OPEC Fund for International Development, and the other with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. 53 works are currently underway in Havana, while 15 others are being carried out in Hol guín. Trinidad, Baya mo, Las Tunas and Palma Soriano are also receiving the benefits of these agreements.
The aim of Cubagua 2015 is to promote the strengthening of national entities, such as the Aqueduct and Sewage Business Group in their work to repair and maintain pumping equipment in order to provide the population with a better service.