OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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PINAR DEL RÍO.— A group of electrical engineers and technicians departed from the province yesterday morning, September 8, headed to the country's central provinces to support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Yosvani Torres Hernández, director of the electric company in the province, explained to the press that since forecasts do not project significant impact in western Cuba, the decision was made to send these specialists to support the process of evaluating damage, to determine the equipment and personnel needed to reestablish service as quickly as possible in affected areas.

Engineer Iván Dubé, who last year participated in recovery efforts in Guantánamo, in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, stated, "The objective of this advance force is to help reduce as much as possible the time of interruption," insisting that he and his colleagues are ready to work under difficult conditions.

Torres added that the province also has a contingent of 103 workers, the majority linemen, ready to support recovery efforts if need be, recalling that as many as 200 Pinar del Río workers have helped in other provinces following hurricanes, and recognizing the many who have traveled to Pinar el Río when it has been hard hit.