Monday, 28 December 2009 19:01 Prensa Latina
Cuba and China signed a contract for supplies to develop an irrigation
system in Caujeri valley, by means of which they will rescue the
potential productive capacity of that area in Guantanamo province. At a
cost of around $1.1 million, this project will allow restoring the
irrigation and drainage infrastructure, and establishing an organization
to operate it efficiently.
Ambasador Carlos Miguel Perera called the agreement and its execution
really valuable, according to the priority that Cuba gives to
agriculture, especially food production as part of the strategy to
reduce imports and mitigate the effects of the international crisis.
He recalled that this has been an important year to relations, despite
the mentioned crisis, while the new project shows the continuity of
those relations and their expansion.
The supply includes trucks, tractors, trailers, retro excavators, and
different kinds of valves.
The initiative will be executed, using part of a donation granted in
2007, and will favor vegetable, grain, and fruit production.
Chinese Liaoning Zhongyi International Economic and Technical
Cooperation Co. Ltd is in charge of the new project, which expresses the
good bilateral collaboration relations.
The document was signed by Chen Lan Xia, director of the company's
representative office to Havana, and Nancy Cruz, of the Donation
Executing Company, on the Cuban side.
Other representatives of that Chinese company and the Cuban diplomatic
mission to China also attended the ceremony.
China, Cuba Sign Irrigation System Contract (28 December 2009)