Cuban authorities begin tours to assess energy situation

Photo: Estudios Revolución
Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of ministers and other Cuban authorities are beginning this Friday tours of several provinces to follow up on the implementation of measures announced by the government in response to the current energy situation.

The tours weres announced yesterday by President Miguel Diaz-Canel on the ‘Mesa Redonda’ television program, devoted to analyzing the issue, directly linked to the tightening of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade.

Diaz-Canel explained that the tour will begin in the western provinces of Mayabeque and Havana.

On Thursday, the head of State thanked the people for their understanding of the current energy situation, after announcing a group of measures to face the shortage of fuel in the country.

‘Thank you Cuba for what you have expressed, for your support and for what you contribute with your concerns and comments,’ he emphasized, and reiterated that Cuba has a strategy to counteract the current situation.

According to the president, this scenario requires the adoption of temporary measures to minimize the impact on basic services to the population, enhance the saving of energy carriers and limit the use of fuel.

Prioritizing diesel consumption for public and cargo transport stands out among the short-term measures announced by Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil.

Other measures include temporarily reducing production in certain sectors that are major consumers of diesel, centralizing the allocation of that fuel and reorganizing public transport, Gil noted.

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