Cuba, post-Covid-19 recovery advances in eastern provinces
Holguin, Cuba, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Food production, the housing construction programme and economic recovery are currently at the top of the government's agenda in the provinces of Las Tunas and HolguIn in eastern Cuba.
After the complex scenario caused by the Covid-19 in Holguin territory, some 700 km east of Havana, services are gradually being restored and the pace of various industries is being resumed, including the nickel industry, which is keeping its output stable at 99.3 percent of the plan so far.
This was highlighted by the governor of Holguin, Julio Cesar Estupiñan, during the radio and television space of the Round Table. The official reported on 'the construction progress of the four new camp sites that will provide services this summer, as well as the waterworks related to the east-west transfer'.
He acknowledged that despite the adverse situation caused by the new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, the province reports an infant mortality rate of 3.7 per thousand live births and maintains the commitment to close the year 2020 with this indicator below 4.0.
Regarding the recovery of sugarcane, he explained that 'more than 7,000 hectares of sugarcane have been planted, and for the second half of the year a similar number is expected.
Estupiñan commented on the start of operations of hotel facilities and camping bases, in which there are currently more than 1,200 domestic tourists and 330 campers, respectively.
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