Cuba, France Sign Agreement on Air Quality

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Cuban and French institutions signed today a cooperation agreement to help improve Cuba”s capacity to measure air quality.

The agreement was signed by the Institute of Meteorology of the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and Environnement S.A.,a French company that is dedicated to the design and manufacture of measuring instruments related to air pollution.

The agreement focuses on strengthening skills and capacities Cuba to assess the level of air quality and provides technical assistance to design a system for measuring and forecasting of air pollution at national level, Celso Pazos, director of Meteorology Institute, told Prensa Latina.

According to Pazos, this is pilot project in which the French company provides equipment and technical assistance and Cuba provides the installed capacities in the Institute and in the National Weather Service in the areas of air pollution.

During a business forum held on the occasion of the official visit to France by president Raul Castro, Pazos said that both sides would make an academic exercise in order to analyze the feasibility to further increase those instruments in Cuba for monitoring air quality.

The importance of this agreement relates to the political will of the Cuban government to preserve the environment, Pazos added.

(Prensa Latina)

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