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Díaz-Canel visits centers of economic interest in Villa Clara

Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel toured economic centers in Sagua la Grande municipality, in the central Villa Clara province on Thursday to learn about the status of local economic and social programs.

The Cuban Presidency reported on its X profile that the head of State visited the facilities of the Héctor Rodríguez Sugar Agri-Industrial Enterprise. He was accompanied by the organization secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Roberto Morales.

During a meeting with managers and workers, Díaz-Canel learned that the Villa Clara sugar mill is not fulfilling its production plan due to fuel and lubricant shortages, and the weather conditions at the beginning of the harvest.

The president was interested in the mill’s prospects, and its managers and workers committed to milling sugar as long as possible and contributing 2,000-3,000 tons of sugar, in addition to 7,000 tons already produced, the source noted.

“You have to mill all the old crops,” Díaz-Canel said.

The tour also included the Electrochemical Company (Elquim), the only one of its kind in Cuba, which produces chlorine and its byproducts for sectors like health care, aqueducts and tourism.

The managers of Elquim explained to Díaz-Canel the actions that have been taken to increase exports to the Caribbean.

The president inquired about the installed technology, which makes it impossible for chemicals to escape, so that the smell of chlorine cannot to be felt in the production plant, which surprised the visitors.

He also spoke with the workers about the stability of the workforce, the difficulties in obtaining packaging for some of the products and the production of food, the Cuban President wrote on X.

Díaz-Canel learned that although there are profits above the plan, it has not been possible to pay the profits to the workers, due to the expenses of the workers’ dining room area.

Faced with this problem, the group requested land for self-consumption and they have already planted 31 hectares.

On the other hand, at the UEB Taller Ferroviario 9 de Abril, the president praised the company’s new ways of doing things and its high technological capacity.

That company currently assumes the reconversion of buses known as Diana to be used as railway buses, and the first one is already traveling in Artemisa.