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Puerto Rico's Culebra awaits new hospital, school

Puerto Rico's Culebra awaits new hospital, school

Puerto Rico's tiny island of Culebra has been long dependent on the U.S. territory for food, jobs and health care, but the territory's governor is cutting some of those strings.
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says the island will get its first hospital and large-scale recycling center, as well as a new movie theater and a new middle school and high school.
With an initial $10.7 million investment, Padilla aims to make Culebra the first municipality to become energy self-sufficient by building a $3.1 million recycling center that will convert 85 percent of its solid waste to energy.
Culebra's mayor on Wednesday praised the project, saying it's part of a larger push to renovate the sleepy island of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that draws thousands of tourists every year.


Updated : 2021-07-30 11:11 GMT+08:00