Water and Sanitation welcomes Cuban water experts seconded to South Africa, 22 Apr

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

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.

Source: Government of South Africa