DAMAGE BY HURRICANE MATTHEW
Venezuela continues to support recovery efforts
Cuba received a shipment of materials and equipment s ent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toa bridge
Author: Germán Veloz Placencia | email@example.com
february 24, 2017 09:02:23
Venezuelan aid to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew, arrives to the port of Moa. Photo: Juan Pablo Carreras Vidal Photo: Juan Pablo Carreras
Moa, Holguín.– A shipment of materials and equipment sent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toa
bridge, in the municipality of Baracoa, Guantánamo province, arrived at this city’s port yesterday, February 23.
This first or four shipments was transported by the Bolivarian Navy’s AB Esequibo Tango 62 vessel; with Capitan Henry Javier Gamarra in command. The journey took six days from the port of La Guaira in the Venezuelan state of Vargas, to Moa’s Raúl Díaz-Argüelles docks.
On arrival the Venezuelan official noted that 444 tons of humanitarian aid, including metal rods, piping, and vehicles, among other resources, was being delivered on the orders of Commander in Chief of the Bolivarian Armed Forces, President Nicolás Maduro.
This shipment, he stated, come with great revolutionary sentiment, contributing to the consolidation of relations between two sister nations, as envisioned by Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, two men who, with their struggles for freedom, continue to impact world history.
Luis Rodríguez, a deputy to the Cuban Parliament and President of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power in Baracoa, thanked the Venezuelan government, Navy, and people for the gesture, and emphasized the importance of rebuilding the bridge over the River Toa for the economic and social development of the area.
Also participating in the welcome ceremony was Roberto Acosta Delgado, a member of the Party Provincial Committee in Holguín and first secretary of the organization in Moa, in addition to other political leaders and figures from the region.