Lawmakers Considered Reports on Water Resources and Higher Education
Havana, July 19 (RHC) Cuba supplies drinking water to 94.5 percent of its 11 million population through pipe infrastructure, said the president of the Water Resources Institute Ines Maria Chapman in her report on Thursday to lawmakers, prior to the 9th Session of the Cuban Parliament.
Aqueduct systems supply drinking water a total of 8 million 240 000 citizens in over 2 400 urban and rural settlements, said the official who explained that due to the effects of severe drought and breakdowns of pumping equipment, six percent of Cubans have received water through cistern trucks over the past few years.
The official told lawmakers that the rural areas show a worst situation because only 38.6 percent of residents get water through pipe infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Higher Education minister Rodolfo Alarcon said the sector shows promising results as to its educative and political-ideological objectives.
In his report to the deputies, Alarcon referred to an increasing commitment by University students to the socialist revolution. He explained that a research study in 2009 revealed low results in the teaching of Marxism-Leninism and History of Cuba, which had a negative impact on political and ideological results.
However, the updating of functions of Marxist Philosophy departments and the inclusion of History of Cuba as a subject in the curriculum contributed to eradicate some gaps in the knowledge of those disciplines.
The deputies, gathered in plenary session, considered reports on Thursday by several state entities and ministries. They will gather in working commissions over the weekend, prior to the 9th Session of Parliament on Monday.