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Assessed in Camagüey climate change



Camagüey, June 20.- A stretch of the north coast of Camagüey and the cays of tourist interest in front of this area were selected to begin in the province the "Tarea Vida (Life Task): the State's plan for climate change", adopted in the current year by the Council of Ministers.

The sector comprises from Romano Cay to Nuevitas and constitutes one of the priorities in the project, of a national character.

One of the actions will be to reverse the damages to the eroded beaches La Boca (The Mouth) and Bonita (Pretty), respectively, of the spa in Santa Lucia, and Sabinal Cay, underlined in its information to the Cuban News Agency (ACN) the master Nélida Varela, a specialist of the Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA, by its initials in Spanish).

The work also includes evaluating the integral recovery of the beach area of Santa Lucia, and the rehabilitation of coral reefs in the northern zone, in addition to the decrease of the vulnerability of the coastal city of Nuevitas.

Tasks as those related to the hazard, vulnerability and risk studies (PVR, by its initials in Spanish) already concluded, and which are, among others, the heavy rains, penetrations of the sea and strong winds, intense droughts, and technological catastrophes, are of great importance for disaster reduction plans, land use planning, and design of policies of economic and social development.

The implementation of the task is undertaken by various agencies headed by the Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.

Of three installments the program, short, medium and long term, and the first will be completed in 2020.

Climate change can be exacerbated or mitigated by human activity, and among its features include the increase in the average annual temperature, the multiplication of the cyclonic and intensity of droughts and the rise of sea level. (ACN) (Photo: File)