Havana, Tuesday 22 de May de 2018 12:14 am

Spanish company studies opening a wholesale market in Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 2 (ACN) The Ministry of Domestic Trade (MINCIN) of Cuba and the Spanish public company Mercasa signed a collaboration agreement in this capital to study the creation of a wholesale food market in the country.

The project was signed on the Cuban side by Francis Herrera Chacón, first vice-president of the Group of wholesalers of foodstuffs and other consumer goods of the MINCIN, and by Spain, Macarena Olana Choclán, general secretary and of the MERCASA Board of Directors.
In the presence of Mary Blanca Ortega Barredo, minister of MINCIN, and Odalys Escandell García, its first vice-president, the Spanish executive stressed that this is the first agreement signed by that entity with Cuba, to carry out a feasibility study for the development of the called Central de Abasto (MercaHabana).
Its objective is to value the implementation in Cuba of a wholesale food market, which allows the satisfaction of national demand of dry, frozen, fresh products, fruits and vegetables.
It will also allow the concurrence of national and international producers to the market for the marketing of their products.
Sponsored by Mercasa in conjunction with MINCIN, the study will run for eight months and, if approved, would be part of the economy's plan in 2019, as reported.
Juan José Buitrago de Benítez, ambassador of that European nation in Havana, said that it is a magnificent experience in the field of production and distribution, and he described as especially significant that Spain and Cuba carry out a project of these characteristics, an example to be followed, he said.

 

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