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Sancti Spiritus Innovators Boost Contributions to Domestic Economy

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Cuban “aniristas” have made important contributions in different areas. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray)

1 325 innovations were implemented in Sancti Spiritus last year, with a finantial effect above 15 million pesos

The members of the National Association of Innovation and Rationalization (ANIR) proved their worth again in 2016, said to ACN Alfredo Machado López, president of that organization in Cuba.

The also representative of the National Secretariat of the Workers’ Trade Union of Cuba (CTC), recently attended a meeting in Sancti Spiritus to analyze the work carried out by local innovators last year. During that period of time, 1 325 innovations were implemented in this central Cuban territory, with a finantial effect above 15 million pesos.

Machado López said that the ANIR members, among other contributions, managed to reduce imports, save material and financial resources, increase labor productivity and extend the useful life of equipments and machinery.

Sancti Spiritus excelled in the saving of energy carriers, which allowed the economization of about two million pesos. Equally highlighted in the aforementioned meeting were the actions aimed at counteracting the deterioration of industries with a high level of obsolescence, like the Siguaney Cement Factory. Since 1986, and thanks to the inventiveness of the so-called “aniristas”, this cement plant began to use Cuban crude in its productive process in substitution of the imported oil.

The labor leader also stressed that out of the more than 110 thousand ANIR members in the island, approximately 44 percent are women, while 40 percent are young people.

In accordance with an agreement adopted at the 13th Congress of the Workers’ Trade Union of Cuba, the National Association of Innovation and Rationalization (ANIR) was born on October 8th, 1976, inspired by Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, one of the major promoters in the search for alternatives to cope with difficulties.


Taken from PL, and translated by Escambray.

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