The current status and perspective of the sugar industry in Holguin, was the topic for debate among executives of this branch of economy during the workshop The Historian and History, as part of the activities of the Holguin culture week taking place in this eastern Cuban city.
Juan José Padrón, director of Development and Investment of the Sugar Company in the territory, explained that from 2018 to 2024 an increase of about 15,000 hectares of sugar cane are expected to be planted, which will increase yields.
Among other investments for the cultivation and irrigation of the grass stand out the modernization of the technique for cutting, raising and shooting, increasing the capacities not only of sugar milling and storage, but also in factories, workshops and plants of the support companies, reduction of the industry's impact on the environment, timely maintenance of the equipment, and operation of bioelectric plants as an energy source.
The meeting included presentations on the traces of the sugar heritage in the Holguin community El Coco, parts and elements of the agro-industrial sugar complex of the 20th century, and their characteristics during the Neocolonial Republic.
Workers of the sugar industry, local authorities and people in general, will pay homage on Saturday to Jesus Menéndez, known as the General of the sugar canes, in the 70 anniversary of his murder.