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Developing productive chains, replacing imports and promoting collaboration

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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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Cuba’s largest coffee exporter completes first direct commercial operation to European market

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After almost a year of adjustments to gain self-sufficiency in foreign trade operations, the Asdrúbal López Coffee Processing Company, the largest Cuban exporter of the aromatic grain, this month completed its first direct commercial operation, towards the European market. And so this efficient socialist company was launched in its category as the first exporting pole of Guantánamo – approved in January of this year – which authorizes it to trade with the world directly, a crucial step to assume its promising position within the strategic program of local development.

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Cuban innovation to reduce the nickel industry’s reliance on imports

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The repair of just one of the large furnaces, at the Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara Nickel Enterprise, reveals the shocking fact that the job costs between three and five million pesos. To avoid a shutdown at the smelter, which generates “hard” currency income for the country, there are two alternatives. Either incur the significant expense of importing the necessary parts, or develop solutions here.

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The socialist state enterprise is key to the country’s prosperity

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez has described the Ceballos Agroindustrial Combine in Ciego de Avila as an exemplary socialist state enterprise, praising it on several occasions for developing a complete production cycle from the fields to the industrial facility. But the company faces a very demanding challenge: creating productive links with other components of the Cuban economy.

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Cuban device for diagnosis and training of pitchers

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Cuban baseball will soon benefit with the introduction of a machine for the diagnosis and training of pitchers designed at the University of Holguin. A prototype is currently under construction, with a view toward subsequent industrial production.

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A distillery completes a productive cycle in the sugar industry

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The reactivation of the Alficsa Plus S.A. distillery has already begun to bear fruit in Cienfuegos, with the first production of fine alcohols for Cuba and the world. The distillery – operated by a joint company with capital contributed by the AzCuba state enterprise group and a Spanish firm, and linked to the Antonio Sánchez sugar mill in the municipality of Aguada de Pasajeros – has successfully concluded its start-up period and initiated the production process.

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Cienfuegos NPK: The country’s newest industrial gem

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The Industrial Zone of Cienfuegos is a specialized belt, where several plants of strategic importance to national economic development are concentrated, including several which are the only ones of their type in Cuba. Among these is a true gem: the NPK Nitrogen Fertilizer factory.

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Using waste from rice processing to generate energy

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Cuban experts, with advice from India, have set up a plant that will allow the use of rice husks to generate electricity. The work is being carried out at the Enrique Troncoso mill, the largest in the province, affiliated with the Los Palacios Agroindustrial Enterprise, where this new technology will make it possible to save more than 200 tons of diesel a year.

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Produce more, and better

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The importance of applying science and technology in national industry investments, to allow for progress toward a sustainable, prosperous society, was reaffirmed during President Díaz-Canel’s policy implementation review meetings.

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Modern ecological cement plant begins production

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The first low carbon cement plant (LC3) of its kind in the world, began operations at Las Villas Marta Abreu Central University, with Comandante de la Revolución Ramiro Valdés Menéndez on hand, a Political Bureau member and vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.