Las Tunas, Cuba.- Led by the vice minister Roberto López Hernández, the team exchanged extensive information with authorities of the province, businessmen and directors of entities related to exports, foreign investment, international collaboration and other topics included in the agenda.
Until the end of July the territory failed collecting 91 million convertible pesos, by breaking the sales plan to other countries.
The visitors were informed in detail about the wind farms that are built to the north of the province, the results in the export of charcoal and the progress of the new laminator under construction in the ACINOX Las Tunas stainless steel company, among other objectives of their interest.
The vice minister offered statements to the press after a visit to the facilities of the future laminator.
«We have found in Las Tunas a good environment of work, of effort."And he explained that they are not only evaluating the behavior of traditional exports.
"We also estimate the potentialities and what is being encouraging, that is new exportable funds; we need plans, strategy and actions to each of them. This is fundamental, because the country needs currency and it can be obtained by increasing the quantity and variety of goods sold to other countries. "
"There is a very strong potential here in terms of exportable items, but we must work very hard so that the already consolidated products do not weaken, but increase; and also look for added values to obtain greater profits."
According to López Hernández, it is necessary understanding at all levels the importance of replacing imports.
"We must insist once and again on the importance of locally guaranteeing the largest possible amount of inputs required by tourism. In that sense, we evaluate in each territory the potentialities and needs of producer organizations to assume such a challenge; and we help as much as possible," he said.
Mincex deputy minister explained that in the tour of the country his group also examines issues related to foreign investment: the projects in execution, those included in the portfolio and the mechanisms to expedite its implementation.
"We also analyze what concerns to collaboration. It is very important, because it is a financing that we have and we need it to be executed efficiently. That is why the support of the local authorities, with which we strengthen ties, is decisive. "
Regarding the 300T Laminator, López Hernández said that it should continue to be a priority for the province and the country, because it will be an industrial plant with very modern technology and will annually provide a large volume of steel bars, both for various construction programs and for the export.