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Cuban-French Collaboration Project Underway in the Ariguanabo basin

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Cuban-French Collaboration Project Underway in the Ariguanabo basin ARTEMISA, Cuba, Nov 14 (acn) The Cuba - Cooperation - France Association develops a project to strengthen environmental and water monitoring system in the Ariguanabo basin in the municipality of San Antonio de los Baños, in western Artemisa province.

Ivet Alfonso, head of the provincial Water Resources Enterprise , told ACN news agency that the organization provided funding for the construction of sewage and oxidation lagoons for the Las Margaritas community in Bauta municipality, in addition to the rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plant of Bejucal .

The aid includes equipment for real-time monitoring of bacteriological parameters and water quality, and the creation of a weather station that did not exist and will be located at International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Alfonso said.

She added that seven sensors that are placed in observation wells, to analyze the water of the Ariguanabo and Govea rivers, while now they also have mobile equipment with similar purpose and can be used in similar places .

It is planned to install an early warning system, which will facilitate, with automated equipment, assess the pollution load of the basin, generated mainly by pig waste and indiscipline of neighbors, lawyer Alberto Enrique, an specialist on that basin since 1988, said.

The Ariguanabo basin benefited since 2011 by the French collaborative project, supplies water to 7 municipalities in western Cuba

Victor Fernandez, president of the Cuba-Cooperation-France, highlighted the professionalism of Artemisa in the implementation of the project, with the premise of supporting measures for water quality in the Ariguanabo basin, among the 10 largest in the country.

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