Posted to the web on: 11 April 2006
Cuban water engineers to learn from SA
CUBAN water engineers are set to visit SA to learn how this country and
its partners build and manage big dam projects, the department of water
affairs announced today.
It said the fact-finding mission, to take place in the next few months,
followed a visit to Cuba last week by Water Affairs Minister Buyelwa
The minister’s trip “was undertaken under the auspices of the SA-Cuba
Joint Bi-National Commission”.
While there, Sonjica held talks with her Cuban counterpart, Jose Luis
Aspiolea, on finalising an agreement forming the basis for a meeting of
the commission in September this year.
“Cuba has also said that as they have a need to build new concrete dams,
they are interested in some of the projects… (for example) the Lesotho
Highlands Water Project.
“Their interest is to see how such big projects work, and to further
understand the concepts behind such projects.
Cuba will send a fact-finding mission over to SA within the next few
months,” the department said.