|Salt Used for Human and Animal Consumption Being Improved in Cuba
2012.08.02 - 09:29:53 / email@example.com / Translated by: JC Caballero
The Cuban industry of Salt is undergoing a process of reorganization in its structures which will enable a better quality of the salt that is used for the human and animal consumption.
The general director of the Business Geological and Mining institution explained that the aforementioned industry received the harmful effects of the last hurricanes that affected Cuba; therefore, the nation’s direction used an important financing to improve the salt’s quality beyond the grains´ volume and humidity.
The abovementioned investments allowed recovering the fields of salt that constitute the main element of the raw material. Besides, the pump systems in the two salt fields that are located in Guantánamo and del Real in Camagüey province are already sealing their ore’s bags in the factories as part of a process that was formerly carried out by hand.
The investment program will extend until the year 2018 by enabling the recovery of the embankments, crystal and steam areas. The spin equipments were formerly adapted and used in the local Sugar refineries and they are more modern ones now.
With this new reorganization of the human resources and local technologies, all the commercialization activity that used to be carried out through disperse or individual way by all the industries of salts. It is currently carried out in a single spot.
Regarding the salt production, it happens as part of a chemical physical and biological process; therefore, it is necessary to guarantee the quality of the entire process.
The Cuban industry of salt produces up to 150 thousands tons of the thick and thin salt yearly which meet the national consumption of this product.
Cuba has five of those plants that are being exploited: Two of them that are located in the province of Guantánamo, the other one in Real in Camagüey, and the others in Puerto Padre and Matanzas province, respectively. By Hilia Tamayo Batista