Camaguey, nov. 19 – The importance and responsibility of the Eastern Cuban province of Camaguey in the appropriate development of the forthcoming sugar harvest was discussed by Cuban Vicepresident Jose Ramón Machado Ventura during a tour of its sugar cane producing areas.Machado, also Second Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba visited four sugar mills that are being readied for the commencement of operations on the first of December
Machado recalled that the province of Camaguey has been working to guarantee a twelve percent increase in sugar output this year over the 2012 harvest.
In statements to the press after concluding his tour, the Cuban leader said that he verified that the province of Camaguey is better prepared this year for the beginning of the harvest.
The sugar mills have successfully completed their industrial preparations for the harvest and had all resources at hand for this task.
At the same time, he noted that an increasing number of areas planted to sugar cane are already being benefited by irrigation.Machado said that the sugar harvest in Camaguey should last 150 days of continuous operations.
Lack of sugar cane has prevented this year the operations of two sugar mills, and their future will depend on the response expected from agriculture in the province.
The incorporation of those two sugar mills is also essential for the increase of electricity output from renewable sources and the delivery of sugar cane derivatives for animal feed, such as honey.
The high Cuban leader said the country trusts that the Camaguey sugar producers will meet their plan and continue working towards the recovery of the sugar industry, which is indispensable for the continued growth of the Cuban economy and the wellbeing of the nation.
Source: Radio Rebelde