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Working toward more Cuban products in the tourism sector

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The recently concluded International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2018) marked record participation (3,000 participants from 62 nations). Through May 18, Cuba had received two million international visitors this year. The figures are promising, but they are no accident. Making Cuba an attractive, safe, and comfortable destination for its visitors, and ensuring a profitable tourism sector that in turn contributes to the development of the country, entails joint efforts.

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Strengthening national industries

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Work toward substituting imports by strengthening the role of national industries within the domestic market will be the focus of the Fifth National Trade Fair, open to all sectors of the economy and taking place May 7-23 at Havana’s Expocuba fairgrounds. In this sense, first deputy minister of Economy and Planning, René Hernández Castellanos noted that it is vital to fully exploit the potential of Cuban industry in order to meet the increasing demands of the economy.

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Minister Assures a New Era in Vietnam-Cuba Trade After Trong’s Visit

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The visit to Cuba of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, opens a new chapter in our trade and cooperation relations, assured today here the Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh. One of the most important results was reaching a consensus between this portfolio and that of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba.

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Construction of Cuba’s largest power station underway

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Construction of the largest diesel power station in Cuba, located in Cienfuegos, is advancing at a satisfactory pace, according to the work schedule. Using German technology and the most modern of its kind in the country, a total of 40 engines are being installed at the site, which will be responsible for generating 84 Mwh, enough to guarantee 60% percent of local power demand.

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Díaz-Canel highlights importance of packaging plant under construction in Pinar del Río

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Party Political Bureau and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, stressed the importance of the bottling and packaging plant currently being built in this province, which should begin production by the end of the month.

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More efficient rice production

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With the installation of a modern drying plant, capable of processing 37 tons of rice per day, the province of Pinar del Río has put an end to the need to transport grain harvested across four western municipalities a distance of over 150 kilometers, to the Los Palacios Agro-industrial Grain Enterprise (EAIG), at the other extreme of the province.

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Industrial production and development discussed

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Details on the implementation of Ministry of Industry policies, progress on projects underway, and investments projected were presented to the National Assembly of People’s Power prior to the 8th Legislature’s 7th Period of Ordinary Sessions.

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Los Portales explores the world

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As 2015 draws to a close, Los Portales S.A. (a joint enterprise created by Cuba’s Corporación Alimentaria and the Nestle Group) will complete two decades of existence, having reached monthly sales of eight million CUC within the national market.