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Diaz-Canel reviews housing construction program in Cuba

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 Diaz-Canel reviews housing construction program in CubaHAVANA, Cuba, Oct 29 (ACN) The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, headed a review meeting of the National Housing Program, in which it was reiterated that the local production of materials is the fundamental axis of the constructive movement.

Granma newspaper highlights today that 276 mini-industries, aimed at the local production of building materials, increased the number of these capacities in the 168 municipalities of the country, an effort that continues to increase in order to bring each popular council the constructive solutions for housing.
The president pointed out that, as a minimum, each municipality has to produce daily the elements that a house needs, the only way to increase the current rate of construction and reach the figure of about 50,000 per year.
At the same time, he said, all agencies have to prepare to have constructive forces, because the plan for building housing through the state must also grow.
On the delivery of subsidies to families, Diaz-Canel considered that local governments have to pay more attention, because, as specified in the meeting, the materials are there, but they have to be directed and controlled better. We have to break the bureaucracy in this sensitive issue, he said, and watch over the care of resources because part of the illegality in this issue lies in the diversion of materials that are intended for the most needy people.
The Cuban President also pronounced himself for taking care of the quality of what is done in the mini-industries. Even though some of the assortments are made through self-employed workers or cooperatives, the State has to set the rules and demand that the norms are complied with.
He indicated to publish in the national press the results of the verifications that periodically the Ministry of Construction makes to each territory in the subject of the local production of materials to compel to a better work.
Also at the check-up meeting, the general director of Housing of the Ministry of Construction, Vivian Rodríguez Salazar, reported that as of September 17,531 houses had been completed and the provinces with the best results are Camagüey, Las Tunas, Granma, Santiago and Guantánamo.
She also said that from the entry of raw materials for the production of asbestos cement and zinc roofs, is working to allocate the necessary quantities to ensure, for the remainder of the year, the solution to the total and partial effects of roofing in Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Matanzas, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila, Las Tunas, Holguín, Granma and the Isle of Youth.

 

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