Santa Clara, Cuba, Jan. 16.- The Cuban government will allocate about 1.5 billion pesos this year for scientific development, said Elba Rosa Pérez, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA).
The head of CITMA summarized on Wednesday the central event for Science Day, based in Santa Clara, capital of the Cuban province of Villa Clara, the country's most prominent territory in the social and economic development of this activity.
The provinces of Guantanamo and Granma were also recognized and awards were given to a group of scientists and leading entities in Cuba in the development of science and environmental protection.
The Marti Star Distinction, a condition granted by the Union of Education, Science and Sports, was also delivered to Dr. María del Carmen Velazco, CITMA delegate in the province.
When pronouncing the central speech, Elba Rosa Pérez stressed that in 2019 11 new policies were implemented, aimed at research that generate new production processes capable of reducing exports.
She said that in 2020 actions will be carried out on strategic issues, such as the development of renewable energy, automation, and computerization of society.
Villa Clara reached the national headquarters for a distinguished work in renewable sources, energy, and contributions to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological branches, constructions and other projects in agriculture.
The day of Cuban science was instituted in Cuba in 1990, coinciding with the 30th anniversary that the top leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, defined the role of science in the socio-economic development of the nation. (PL) (Photo: Archive / http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu)