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Holguín electricity sector expands investment projects

Holguín electricity sector had more than 30 million pesos destined to the execution of works during 2019; today its workers celebrate their day, a date established for this branch in Cuba since 1964.

Héctor Lugo Graña, director of this entity in the eastern territory, mentioned that the bulk of work undertaken during the period was economically focused on promoting tourism and agriculture development projects.

Similarly, services directly linked to the population were prioritized by reducing the low-voltage areas, so as the opening of radio communication systems with digital mobile radio technologies that enabled a more efficient use of the electric radio spectrum in the different territories and sectors of the economy and services.

Moreover, investments enabled, he stressed, to extend fiber optic projects by more than 100 kilometers, many of which are related to the new works of substations in construction phase of the areas of Velasco, in Gibara, and different sections linked to the tourist area under construction “Ramón de Antilla”.

During the main activity on the celebration date, the manager said that 2019 was a stage of consolidation of the development programs for the electro-energy system of the eastern territory that has more than 380 thousand users, both from the state and residential sector.

Among the tasks prioritized on this period, there were the construction projects of Yuraguanal photovoltaic solar park in the vicinity of Guardalavaca tourist area; and different works linked to renewable energy programs through a better use of resources and means available for each area, considering the effects caused by the intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States.

The electrical worker’s day is celebrated in Cuba every January 14th since 1964 in memory of the young revolutionary Antonio Guiteras Holmes, who, on the same date of 1934, being secretary of the government, intervened by then the Cuban Electric Company.

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