Antigua to get Cuban help in construction
LA HABANA, Cuba, Thursday May 26, 2011 – An agreement has been reached between the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and Cuba for the provision of four specialist engineers to work with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. The aim is to draw on the expertise and training of the Cubans in ensuring a strong construction sector in Antigua.
During a meeting in Cuba this week, Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Public Works and Transport, Trevor Walker, and his Cuban counterpart, Rene Perez Villafana, commenced discussions on the arrangements for the arrival of the experts.
The terms of the agreement are still to be worked out but a statement from government said the specialists are expected to arrive in Antigua in a few months.
Walker, who is part of a delegation that is led by Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, said his ministry would continue collaborating with Cuba’s construction ministry in an effort to further develop the construction sector in the twin-island nation.
Villafana said he looked forward to continued fruitful relations and further discussions with Antigua and Barbuda.
Meantime Prime Minister Spencer said he is pleased with the cooperation that has been achieved between the two countries and said a commitment to reciprocate and deepen the level of collaboration is critical.
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