Sancti Spiritus Encourages the Tarea Vida Project

Yanela Pérez Rodríguez

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The sustainable development of tourism is one of the Tarea Vida objectives. (Photo: Marius Jovaiša).

The Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus will be soon provided with additional human and technological resources in order to foster the Tarea Vida project (Project Life), a governmental plan aimed at offsetting the consequences of climate change in the island.  

In accordance with local specific problems and priority areas, the necessary resources will be allocated to carry out studies on the flora, forest coverage, crops’ anomalies, soil humidity according to the season, saline intrusion in rice growing areas, real capacity of the reservoirs, and sea ​​level rise in the coastlines, all of which demand measures that allow dealing with climate change with a socioeconomic perspective.

According to Leonel Díaz, delegate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma) in the territory, the Tarea Vida project has three objectives: preserving human life in vulnerable settlements threatened by sea penetration, ensuring the provision of food for the population, and fostering the development of tourism. Regarding the first issue, Tunas de Zaza and Casilda are the two districts  where actions must implemented to encourage risk perception on the need to move inland.

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