Xinhua News Agency September 12, 2014 7:52am
Cuba to increase sugar production
HAVANA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Cuba has set a target to raise its sugar
production by 15-20 percent during its new harvest year over its output
of 1.6 million tons in the previous year, an official said Thursday.
About 50 mills are to join the campaign, which starts from the third
week of November, two more mills than that of last year, said Liobel
Perez, a specialist from the state-owned entrepreneurial group AZCUBA.
The harvest year is expected to end in early May when the rainy season
begins and diminishes the yield.
The sugar sector failed to attaine its goal of production last year due
to rains and warm temperatures, according to AZCUBA’s data.
Cuba has taken a series of measures to increase the production of sugar,
the economic engine for the Caribbean country, including replacing old
machinery with new ones, diversifying sugar-related products, and
attracting foreign investment.
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