24 Cuban water experts due to arrive - DWS

They will enhance and improve govt’s efforts on water delivery and related services

Cuban water experts to share experience and impart technical skills to South African water engineers

19 April 2021

Members of the media are invited to a hybrid welcome ceremony of 24 Cuban Engineers who have been seconded to South Africa to enhance and improve government’s efforts on water delivery and related services.

The ceremony will be led by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu together with South African Ambassador to Cuba H.E. Shope-Linley and Excellency Ambassador Mr. Rodolfo Benítez Verson as well as President of Cuba Hydraulic Institute Antonio Rodriquez-Rodriquez on Thursday, 22 April 2021.

The highly qualified Cuban specialists will assist as advisors at provincial and local levels across the country, sharing their vast skills in the areas of mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, as well as project management.

Some of the engineers’ core responsibilities include the practical exploration of sustainable use of water resources, maintenance and management of water supply and sanitation infrastructure, and the strategic planning of those resources, particularly in rural and other disadvantaged communities.

Members of the media will be provided an opportunity to engage South African Candidate Engineers who will share their experience of working with Cuban Engineers seconded in the country.

Hybrid welcome ceremony details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Venue: Diep in die Berg Conference Centre, Pretoria East
Time: 14h00- 16h00

Statement issued by Sputnik Ratau, Spokesperson of the Department of Water and Sanitation, 19 April 2021