Cuba offering construction services at fair in Europe
CUBA STANDARD — Venturing into the European construction market, the
Cuban construction ministry (MICONS) is offering services of its
companies at a fair in Spain.
MICONS will be exhibiting at the Construmat 2013 fair May 21-24 in
Barcelona, offering project management, technical assistance and
contracting of skilled labor, such as engineers, technicians and
specialized workers. The Cuban delegation will include executives of the
Office of the Historian, which oversees the restoration of Old Havana,
as well as the Company of Projects and Engineering Services, and PALCO
The effort to open up the Spanish and European construction market
follows the success Cuba’s healthcare and sports sectors have had with
service exports, which became Cuba’s largest hard-currency generator a
decade ago, surpassing tourism.
The ministry’s Project Division has 30 years experience with total and
partial designs, particularly in restoration of historical buildings and
This is not the first time Cuba is exporting construction services.
State company Quality Couriers International, which is not participating
in the Barcelona fair, has provided turnkey projects in Vietnam,
Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Libya, Angola and elsewhere.