Vienna, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expressed satisfaction with and gratitude for the donation by the Vienna authorities of 10 waste collecting trucks for Havana, as a concrete contribution to the capital’s 500th anniversary.
Cuban Ambassador to Austria Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios welcomed representatives of the 48th Department of the Mayor’s Office of the initiative, in a meeting in his residence with top executives from the company Transimport, which is in charge of the technical and logistical coordination for the donation.
Fernandez thanked the proposal for cooperation between Havana and Vienna, and specifically for the express will to send these 10 vehicles to Cuba, with which they reissue ‘a similar and invaluable experience between both cities in the years 2000 and 2001’.
He recognized that the collection of solid waste in Havana is one of the most complex issues in the Cuban capital, as nearly half of the trucks required are paralyzed, which makes it difficult to collect the more than 23,000 cubic meters of garbage in the Cuban capital.
The donation of garbage collecting vehicles will be an important contribution to the enormous efforts and actions under way to guarantee that vital sanitation work of the city.
He introduced Juan Carlos Feé, Director of Imports, and Jorge Luis Fontova, Technical Assistance Technician of Transimport, the Cuban central supply and sales entity for heavy equipment and its spare parts.
He stated that due to their experience in importing heavy equipment, the Government of Havana has asked them to assume the necessary tasks to transport the donation.
Fernández Palacios recalled that on November 16, Havana will celebrate its 499th anniversary, and in 2019, it will be the great commemoration for the 500 years of foundation of the Cuban capital.