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Sugar harvest advances in Pedro Betancourt.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 22 enero, 2021

With a daily plan of 1,195 tons of cane, the sugar harvest in Pedro Betancourt municipality is advancing, where multiple efforts are made to guarantee deliveries. Armando Suárez Herrera, head of the harvest in this territory, explains that today they are working together with the Central Mario Muñoz Monroy to process the planned quantity.

“Of the 1,195 t planned, 535 correspond to the Basic Business Unit (UEB) Cuba Libre, 300 to the Juan Ávila UEB, 160 to the Spain UEB and 200 to the Roger González Basic Cooperative Production Unit (UBPC) of the Central UEB Jesús Rabí, with a total of 14 combined ”, he adds.

However, factors such as the deterioration of the machinery, the shortage of spare parts, as well as the limitations in terms of transportation, make the process difficult. Suárez Herrera emphasizes the need for two trains to transport the sugarcane, which prevents better results; while the breakages of the combined and the trucks of the cutting fronts also have a negative influence on the efficient fulfillment of this task.

This is the reality of the sugar harvest in the territory, a sector that advances in the face of setbacks, but suffers the impact of the current world crisis and the serious damage caused by the North American blockade on the Cuban economy.



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