Cuban Vice President Tours Facilities in Cienfuegos

Cuban Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers José Ramón Machado Ventura assured the nation’s potential to advance and to this end called for more efficiency and hard work, after touring on Saturday agro-industrial and healthcare facilities in the central Cuban province of Cienfuegos

By: Julio Martínez Molina

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2010-08-23 | 16:44:19 EST

Cienfuegos.—. Cuban Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers José Ramón Machado Ventura assured the nation’s potential to advance and to this end called for more efficiency and hard work, after touring on Saturday agro-industrial and healthcare facilities in the central Cuban province of Cienfuegos.

On Saturday, the Cuban vice-president toured the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Thermoelectric Plant. He was me by the facility’s director, José Osvaldo González, who said that the plant surpassed electricity production goals by 5 percent this year. Machado also reviewed plans to modernize existing thermoelectric facilities that produce electricity with natural gas.

Machado Ventura also visited the Camilo Cienfuegos Oil Refinery that is currently renovating its facilities. Julio Sánchez Gil, overseeing the refinery expansion plans, talked about the construction works being carried out, and noted the installation has refined some 12 million barrels of crude oil so far this year.

While visiting the oil refinery excavation base, Machado Ventura inspected the new equipment and tools imported from China to undertake construction works, and called on workers to be more energy and time efficient.

Cuban Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura also visited a local food production farm, the provincial drugstore, the El Faro Cannery, the Polialba Polythene Bag Manufacturing Factory and a local nursing home.

Accompanying Machado Ventura were the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party in Cienfuegos, José Ramón Monteagudo Ruiz, and the local government president, Rolando Díaz González.

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