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Sancti Spiritus: Hot Work Electricians to Help Martinique

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This is the first time that this hot work electricians will fulfill a mission abroad. (Photo: Elizabeth Borrego / Escambray).

The group was provided with a multipurpose truck and all necessary tools for their future work in that territory

A brigade of electric linemen from the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus will travel in the next few hours to Martinique, in order to re-established electricity service in the Caribbean island severely pounded by hurricanes Irma and María last September.

The group, which left this Wednesday morning to Havana, has been provided with a multipurpose truck and all necessary tools and equipment for their future work in that territory.

According to Carlos Misael Rodríguez, director of the Empresa Eléctrica Provincial (Provincial Electricity Company), the electricians are expected to leave next Friday along with five other linemen from western Pinar del Río, as part of a contingent of the sector already present in Antigua and Barbuda.

“The fact that Sancti Spiritus was chosen for this mission is an acknowledgment to the work carried out by local electric workers in the restoration of the service to the whole province after the passage of Irma, the first in the country to do so. The support received from Cienfuegos and Havana provinces is also worth noting”, added the director.

Although these people do not know the extent of the work to be done, they are committed to restore electricity service on that island as soon as possible and return to Cuba with the satisfaction of having accomplished the mission.

 

 



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