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Developing productive chains, replacing imports and promoting collaboration


At the end of 2020, the Ministry of Construction (Micon) had five approved projects that directly substitute imports, overseen by its Local Production of Materials department. Among the productions of these projects are approximately 1,000 tons of base for ecological paint, 900,000 liters of Pinturas Corona, 300,000 plugs, 20,000 switches, 280,000 sockets, 170,000 LED-lamp bases and 285,000 plumbing fixtures.

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Díaz-Canel: “In difficult times, think differently”

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This approach was emphasized during a review of the national housing program, by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who insisted forcefully on the need to transform current mechanisms to address delays, such as the delivery of cement to provinces, fundamentally to sales outlets affiliated with the Ministry of Domestic Commerce (Mincin), allowing the population greater access to construction materials, while at the same time contributing to the economy with increased retail sales.

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Cuba advances in housing construction

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Current difficulties, aggravated by the tightening of the U.S. blockade and limited material resources, have not prevented Cuba from completing construction of more than 24,500 homes through August this year, 75% of the plan set for the year, as President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez confirmed in a working meeting with authorities from different provinces and directors of this program, according to the Presidency’s website.

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Recovery efforts advancing in Villa Clara

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Although much still remains to be done, progress is being made to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma, above all to housing, where the greatest amount of damage was reported, stated Division General Ramón Pardo Guerra, National Civil Defense Chief of Staff, who presided a ceremony in which 88 new homes were unveiled in the community of Aguada de Moya.