The call to the II National Meeting of Water Transfers in 2020, concluded the first edition of the event held in the city of Holguin from 4 to 7 June.
The engineer Roberto Pupo, general director of the Integrated Management of Transfer Projects, highlighted the quality of the research discussed which has given solution to problems faced during the 10 years of construction of these engineering works.
"The event has allowed us to make projections of improvement in the different construction stages of the four water transfers being built in the country," he said.
According to Pupo, the next meeting will address the use value of those hydraulic engineering works, mainly the investments of agriculture, the Azcuba group and energy and mines with small hydroelectric plants (Peche).
Regarding to energy, he explained that "by 2030 we must have a positive balance of 187 megawatt of installed capacity to the national electric power system. So far the establishment of seven Peche is planned; however, it is an amount that can increase as projects are continuous".
In the closing of the meeting, the organizing committee made a special recognition to Brigadier General (r) Pedro José Astraín Rodríguez for his dedication and contribution to the construction and insertion of new technologies to these important hydraulic projects.
In the two days of debates, a total of 21 papers from different regions of the country were presented.