Some 40 tons of humanitarian aid from Japan and Panama arrived on Wednesday in the province of Santiago de Cuba, severely damaged by the passage of Hurricane Sandy through the eastern side of the island.
A chartered airplane of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) arrived at the city's Antonio Maceo International Airport with more than 15 tons of products, like mattresses and blankets.
The crew was welcomed by Maria Luisa Well, delegate of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment in the territory.
Minutes later, a Cubana Cargo flight from Panama also arrived at the airport, with aid from the International Red Cross.
The cargo includes 24.6 tons of tool modules for construction, kitchen and hygiene, as well as water bottles, among other goods.
Another three fights are expected to arrive in the coming days from the Central American nation, which has destined 100 tons of products for the recovery of the province, recently devastated by the hurricane.
A total of 12 solidarity cargos have so far arrived in Santiago de Cuba, from countries such as Venezuela, Russia, Bolivia and Ecuador.