Cuba's Mariel Mega-Port Advances but at a Snail's Pace
December 27, 2015
HAVANA TIMES — "We have approved eight businesses and we have four files
on record and others which are in the final stages of review, therefore,
the coming months should produce a group of new operations," says Ana
Teresa Igarza, the Director of the Office of the Mariel Special
Igarza adds: "We have approved two Mexican investors: one aimed at the
food industry in meat processing (Richmeat of Cuba SA), the other
belongs to the chemical industry, a paint factory to produce sealants
and additives (Devox Caribbean).
"There are two Cuban companies (Mariel Container Terminal SA and Mariel
Logistics Services SA); and a Spanish firm, (Profood Service SA) also in
the food industry, which is dedicated to the production of juices,
concentrates, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
"We also approved two Belgian projects, one focused on logistics
activity (BDC LOG SA) and the other in the electronic industry, to
produce industrial temperature sensors, electric boards and automatic
programming (BDC TEC SA )."
The Director of the Office of the Mariel Special Development Zone
presents as an achievement that eight companies have been approved since
it was created in 2013 and where today only three of them are
operational. Undoubtedly the idea of moving forward but without haste
has been taken very seriously.
Source: Cuba's Mariel Mega-Port Advances but at a Snail's Pace - Havana
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