HAVANA TIMES — A new community of 49 homes was inaugurated on Tuesday in the eastern province of Holguin for families that had fallen victim to Hurricane Sandy, reports the official Juventud Rebelde newspaper.
Dubbed the “Armando Martinez Mestre Community,” the homes were constructed by remodeling various previously abandoned buildings and will now be the residence of 158 people. More such remodeling jobs in the same area are expected to take place during this coming year.
Hurricane Sandy damaged or damaged or destroyed more than 64,000 homes in the province, and only 20.3 percent of them have been repaired since then. In addition, according to provincial government officials, by the end of 2012 some 2,200 new homes will be built in the area, with over half earmarked to hurricane victims.