Holguin: Agriculture Benefits from East-West Water Transfer

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The cultivation of sugarcane is the agricultural branch most benefited by the irrigation systems associated with the East-West Water Transfer still under construction in the province of Holguin.
Roberto Pupo, director of the construction company in charge of this work, considered as the largest in the hydraulic sector of Cuba, said to the ACN news agency that currently there are more than three thousand hectares of sugarcane fields and other cops that receive water through the different channels.
These areas are mainly concentrated in the municipalities of Mayarí, Cueto and Baguano, where are located important agricultural poles and three of the five sugar mills in operation in the province of Holguin: the Loynaz Hechavarría, López-Peña and Fernando de Dios.
Pupo explained that the East-West Water Transfer, which has its base in the Mayarí dam, is now in its third stage of execution, which includes the construction of canal systems that start from the Nipe and Gibara dams.

The water transfer began to be built in 2005, but its construction increased by 2011, said the executive, meaning that the total amount of investments currently exceeds 800 million pesos.

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