HAVANA, CUBA.- Antonio Rodríguez, vice president of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) reported that 1.6 million Cuban saw their water supply services improved in 2017, and another 168,000 their dwelling´s sewage system.

The provinces that received the greater benefits from the series of investments made by the Cuban government are Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey, the official informed the deputies of the Commission on Industry, Construction and Energy of the Cuban Parliament, meeting prior to the 10th Ordinary Session of that body in its Eighth Legislature.

With the presence of the Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés, the legislators learned about the investment process developed by the INRH, whose execution plan this year the 482,918 pesos.

According to the deputy of that organization, until November 370.7 million pesos were executed in the rehabilitation of hydraulic systems in several cities, the installation of water treatment and desalination plants, the works of transfers and hydrometry, among other high- impact programs for the country.

He added that 277 kilometers of networks and 204 kilometers of conductors were installed, while 168 works were completed, of which 133 were suitable for immediate use.

Rodríguez specified that, up to October of 2017, more than 185 million pesos were executed in maintenance, essentially in the activities of aqueduct and sanitation.