Almost a month has passed since WCCE held its 8th General Assembly from 10-13 October in Santiago de Cuba. As you may know, UNAICC hosted our 8th General Assembly on the occasion of an international workshop on Tourism & City. The attendance to WCCE activities by our Cuban counterparts and WCCE delegates was very high and enriched our activities with their expertise.
On Tuesday, September 26 has been happily opened the supply to rural communities of La Reforma and La Sabana of Botados, and Monte Plata's neighbourhood. All belong to the province of Monte Plata, the second poorest in the Dominican Republic. With regard to water supply, the 2008 Human Development Report of UNDP, puts the province as having greater need for water in households nationally (71%).
The promoter has been the WCCE-World Council of Civil Engineers and the CEZOPAS Implementing Agent (Social Pastoral Zonal Center).
The opening of Suez Canal in 1869, provided the shortest ocean link from Britain to the Far East by making the long journey around the Cape of Good Hope unnecessary.It took approximately 120 days to travel from Europe to Singapore (back and forth), and the initial route had to pass the Cape of Good Hope which is located at the south end of the African continent. The journey was unsafe as the weather there were always unfavorable.
In 2001 WTO declared 19th November World Toilet Day (WTD). Today it is celebrated in over 19 countries with over 51 events being hosted by various water and sanitation advocates.