Cuba President Tours Industrial Military Companies in Havana

Cuban News Agency

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Raul Castro was accompanied by several top governmental leaders. (Photo: Estudio Revolución).

Raul Castro visited Monday three industrial military companies in the Cuban western city of Havana

Cuban President Army General Raúl Castro visited three industrial military companies in Havana as part of a tour he undertook a few days ago in the country that took him to Camagüey, Santiago de Cuba and Mayabeque provinces.

The agenda of work in the capital began with Empresa Militar Industrial Granma, which is dedicated to the manufacture, repair, modernization and commercialization of naval means, as well as other productions destined to the national economy, among them kitchen utensils, metal doors and marble tiles.

At the company’s Naval Research and Development Center, Raul received a detailed explanation of the research programs being conducted for the Revolutionary Navy.

In dialogue with the researchers, some of them young graduates with flying colors in their specialties and others with many years of experience, he stressed the need to continue putting science in function of the country’s development and considered stimulating what is done daily in the institution.

He then toured several of the workshops, where he was able to appreciate the work that is being carried out, for example, in the modernization of ships, the construction of floating docks, the repair of electric motors, the manufacture of metal doors and household goods, such as pots, pans, jars and aluminum pots.

The second point of the visit was at Empresa Militar Industrial Grito de Baire, where products of high aggregate level are obtained -linked to the defense of the country-, and others of great demand for the national economy.

The Army General was briefed on productions related to electronics and communications.
He also learned about other lines more closely linked to the population such
as medical equipment and hygiene and cleaning products, in which new investments are made to significantly increase their current production.

At the end of the tour of his workshops, Raúl highlighted in a message that left written for the company’s workers “the constancy and enviable willingness” with which they assume their task.

Finally, the Cuban President went to the Empresa Militar Industrial Emilio Bárcenas Pier, where armoured vehicles for the Revolutionary Armed Forces and other means of transport are repaired and modernized.

There the Army General was informed of the fulfillment of the company’s economic indicators, which has more than 1,700 workers and has among its main production lines the repair, maintenance and modernization of bulldozers, cranes and tractors; Maz, Kamaz and Kraz trucks, among others; generators, boilers and refrigeration and climate equipment.

Other productions are also being developed, such as pallets, beach walkways, fiberglass car body elements for vehicles, and aluminum and wood furniture for the home.

As in previous tours of the country’s military companies, Raúl was accompanied by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba; Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice-president of the State Councils and Ministers; Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frías and Vice Admiral Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo, ministers of Economy, Army and Interior,

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