Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, toured the main industrial, food and construction facilities in the province of Cienfuegos as part of the government visit that took place on Thursday.
The tour of the territory, located in central-southern Cuba, began in the areas of the Glucose, Starch and Corn Derivatives Production and Marketing Company, where the Cuban leader learnt of the existing potentialities to develop productions and satisfy the demands of the Cuban population.
The recovery of the plant is intended to stop the growing deterioration of the factory and increase production potential, including corn starch, and its derivatives in the form of dry mix, glucose and a range of assortments for the production of ice cream, candy and sorbets, feed as a byproduct of corn, and flavored syrup.
It was reported that the detailed analysis of the investments that are executed in the Chemical Company of Cienfuegos was also included in the work agenda of the Cuban President, who arrived at the fertilizer production plant, accompanied by the Minister of Industries Alfredo López Valdés.
Using nationally produced zeolite as an additive, and the rest of the imported chemicals, the plant has the potential to produce 55 tons per hour of formulations for various crops, vegetables, coffee, tobacco, cocoa, beans and pastures.
In the Junco Sur popular council, Díaz-Canel learned details about the territory's housing development, which is proposed to build 1,200 homes in 2019.
The Cuban president arrived in Cienfuegos accompanied by members of the Council of Ministers with the objective of knowing the implementation in that territory of the main policies aimed at the economic and social development of the country.