Cuban Minister Calls for Effective Prevention of Natural Catastrophes

2013.05.18 – 13:53:51 / web@radiorebelde.icrt.cu

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.-The minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frias called for effective actions in the event of any natural catastrophe.

General Cintra Frias is participating at Meteoro 2013 civil defense exercise in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, where he exchanged views with the Provincial Defense Council.

The minister stressed the need to take accurate actions in order to cushion the impact by natural phenomena that usually affect socio-economic infrastructure and the population.

The president of the Provincial Defense Council Jose Ramon Monteagudo reported on possible risks and vulnerabilities in the territory, as well as on the strategy drawn up to reduce them.

Although the province of Sancti Spiritus has not been hard hit by strong hurricanes, heavy rains severely affected it in May 2012, particularly the south areas downstream the Zaza reservoir, which is the largest of its kind on the island.

(ACN)

Source: Radio Rebelde

http://www.radiorebelde.cu/english/news/cuban-minister-calls-for-effective-prevention-of-natural-catastrophes-20130518/

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