The 2019-2020 harvest will begin in the province on December 7 for the Jesús Rabí plant in the municipality of Calimete, according to Ricardo Sánchez Calero, director of the Matanzas Sugar Company.
On this occasion three industries will grind, as René Fraga, from the municipality of Colón, will not join the contest. A part of the workforce relocated to the sugar industry and the rest remains there doing conservation work.
Currently, the repairs are being carried out in the mills, a period in which the machinery is ready to face about 120 days of grinding.
The province, with an advance of 41 percent, presents delays, said Abilio García Ales, head of the Control and Analysis Room of the entity.
“In the case of the Calimete mill, the critical route is concentrated in the jogger and mills, due to the breakage of the crane and the delay of technical standard 52 (disarmament and cleaning). In Mario Muñoz, the colossus of Los Arabos, overtime is worked to solve the problems in the power plant. ”
Ricardo Sánchez Calero, director of the Matanzas Sugar Company, assured that the resources arrive according to plan and that in the months of September and October the delay must be recovered, in the period of repairs.
He also highlighted the difficult situation of cane planting, today at 75 percent, corresponding to the cold campaign due to fuel deficit. However, in the accumulated of July and August Matanzas is the best in the country and the best land for cultivation is prioritized.