Do You Think A 3-Day Weekend Is A Solution to Saving Energy? (video)
Categories: Hydro Power
In a bid to save energy, Venezuelans will have three-day weekends for at least two months starting today, President Nicolas Maduro announced this week.
Seventy percent of the country is largely dependent on hydroelectric power at the Guri Dam, which holds back the Caroni River in the south-eastern state of Bolivar, and its supplies have been hard hit by El Nino droughts for several months. Repeated blackouts and shortages in the country have prompted the government to take drastic measures.
“I call on families, on the youth, to join this plan with discipline, with conscience and extreme collaboration to confront this extreme situation,” Maduro said in a televised speech.
While an extra day off most likely sounds like a good idea to many, Venezuelans are unimpressed with the measure that they believe will paralyze the economy even further.