HAVANA – Prince Charles and his spouse Camilla briefly drove a traditional British automotive, visited a statue of John Lennon and lower the ribbon on a British renewable vitality venture Tuesday, the royal couple’s second full day visiting Cuba.
They started their public schedule with a brief drive in a 1953 MG alongside a park that hosts a statue of Lennon that pulls hundreds of vacationers a 12 months. An area rock band performed Beatles songs on the Yellow Submarine, a close-by bar and cultural middle.
The couple strolled across the park, sat on a park bench subsequent to the statue of Lennon, and talked with native residents and British residents of Havana.
Charles later inaugurated the primary part of a $250 million greenback British-led renewable vitality venture within the Mariel free-trade zone exterior Havana, a part of an effort to carry photo voltaic and various vitality sources to the island.
Photo voltaic Mariel, a completely owned British firm, is predicted to start offering energy to the Port of Mariel and native communities by the tip of 2019, and as soon as different phases of the venture are full, will add renewable vitality to Cuba’s energy grid.
The Cuban Authorities hopes to have as a lot as 24 p.c of the island’s vitality wants met by various vitality sources by 2030, decreasing oil-based energy era on the island.
The royal couple was anticipated to help a gala dance efficiency on the Alicia Alonso Theater late Tuesday.