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Cuban government prioritizes recovery after damages by tropical storm Eta



Havana, Nov 19.- The Cuban government today prioritizes the recovery of the damage caused by the storm Eta, which devastated agriculture, housing and infrastructure.

This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Alejandro Gil, who in a television appearance pointed out that the losses due to the storm occur in the midst of the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also due to the intensification of the blockade exercised by the United States against the island, which causes millionaire losses in all areas of domestic life.

Eta hit the Caribbean island earlier this month as a tropical storm.

The rains and winds affected thousands of hectares of crops such as tomato, rice, banana, cassava, corn, beans, tobacco and coffee, among others.

This happened when the winter season began in the country, which contributes 60 percent of agricultural production.

Faced with this situation, replanting of the damaged areas has already begun, especially in the provinces with the most damages, including Pinar del Río and Ciego de Ávila.

The also head of Economy and Planning asserted that certain resources are available to speed up the country's recovery.

He recalled that Cuba is on the path of hurricanes, so the State budget has resources and funds to face these
meteorological phenomena, in addition to the prevention and civil defense system. (Text and photo: PL)