First plant of Cuban-Venezuelan petrochemical complex begins operation
A manufacturing plant that will produce 250 million plastic bags per
year, built with Venezuela's help, will start operations in the coming
days in South Central Cuba, as part of a petrochemical complex built by
the two countries.
The plant, based on Italian technology, is the first of 10 projects
included in the petrochemical complex which is built adjacent to the
revamped binational oil refinery Mario Balmaceda, inaugurated two years
ago, a director of the petrochemical complex said, as quoted by Prensa
Plastic bags are scarce in Cuba, even in foreign-currency stores, and
are absent in Cuban stores where local clients must take plastic bags
with them when shopping.
The plant will also produce the cover of feminine sanitary pads.
First plant of Cuban-Venezuelan petrochemical complex begins operation –
Daily News – EL UNIVERSAL (11 November 2009)