Cuba to open first stage of Mariel special development zone
English.news.cn 2013-12-22 09:49:27
HAVANA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) — Cuban President Raul Castro said on Saturday
that the first stage development of the country’s first special
development zone will be inaugurated in January.
The Mariel development zone, a port area located 50 kilometers west of
capital Havana, will serve as an attraction for foreign investments, and
an experimentation field for modern technologies and managerial
experiences, Castro said in a speech closing a session of the Cuban
He added that the inauguration of the first stage of the terminal of
containers in Mariel port will be accompanied by the construction of
other vital infrastructure works.
Castro stressed that the creation of special development zones is
included in the 300 “guidelines” of political, economic and social
program approved by the Cuba’s Communist Party for bringing up to date
the socialist model of the island.
He stated that the reform process will continue “without hurry but
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