Aid arrives in Matanzas from Venezuela: 35 PDVSA specialists and 20 tons of supplies

Conviasa aircraft, from Venezuela, arrives in Matanzas with solidarity aid. Photo: Omara García/ACN.

In the early hours of this Sunday, August 7,  the A340-600 aircraft of the Conviasa airline, from Venezuela, arrived at the Juan Gualberto Gómez international airport in Varadero, with solidarity aid to help put out the large fire that broke out at the Base of Super tankers, located in the industrial zone of the city of Matanzas.

The mission is made up of 35 specialist firefighters and technicians from Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) , “one of the most highly trained in this type of incident, to support the work of extinguishing the fire in Matanzas,” Minister Tareck El Aissami wrote in the Twitter social network.

This shipment of personnel and supplies was made after the declarations of President Nicolás Maduro: “Receive the Bolivarian hug, you are not alone! We are fully available to provide the necessary help . ”

In addition to Venezuela and Mexico, countries such as Nicaragua, Chile, the United States and the European Union (EU) bloc expressed their willingness to collaborate in extinguishing the fire in Matanzas.

The Venezuelan flight arrived. Photo: Yeilen Delgado Calvo/ Granma.