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Sugar harvest begins in eastern Cuba

Tamaño letra:

Sugar harvest begins in eastern CubaHAVANA, Cuba, Nov 9 (ACN) The 2018-2019 harvest began on Thursday in the eastern province of Las Tunas, with the beginning of sugar cane cuts in the fields belonging to the Majibacoa sugar mill, which expects to start its machinery in the early hours of this Saturday.

This mill, inaugurated 32 years ago, was scheduled to start operations next 15th, but the quality of the repairs and the good news about the tests carried out allowed moving the beginning forward.

Victor Torres, director of the sugar mill, told ACN that with this decision it is more feasible to comply with the 15,000 tons of sugar scheduled for the small harvest, which means 50 percent of those planned by the province at the end of December.

Sixty-seven percent of the raw material that will be processed by the youngest of the Las Tunas sugar mills corresponds to sugarcane left over (the one that was not ground last season), which threatens industrial performance, which is programmed for 10.05.

This reality has forced the enlistment of all areas of the sugar mill, which has the goal of manufacturing 58 thousand tons during the harvest, despite facing problems with spare parts for machinery, limitations with tires and lack of truck drivers to carry the cane.

In recent harvests Majibacoa has been the most efficient sugar mill in the province and one of the most advanced in the country, although in the 2017-2018 campaign it did not comply with its production plan due to excessive rainfall, which also damaged other territories of the nation.

Behind this factory they will activate the Antonio Guiteras, scheduled for the 25th of this month, but can also be ahead of the start if it maintains the current pace of repairs, while the "Amancio Rodriguez" should begin in December and the "Colombia" in January.


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