Baracoa, Guantánamo.– A modern cement plant capable of producing 30 cubic meters successfully completed trial runs here and is ready for start up.
The plant is based on Chinese technology and was donated by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as part of this sister country's support to recovery efforts following the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Matthew across the province.
The modern plant will triple cement production in Baracoa, which to date has only been produced with artisan technology. Cement produced at the plant will also be of higher quality since the addition of components will be automatically controlled.
Expert Fernando Casas Guilarte said that the new plant is key to housing and highway construction plans in the municipality, explaining that among its products will be prefabricated panels, tiles, and columns, and adding that Chinese technicians supervised the trial run.
A similar plant, also donated by Venezuela, is under construction in the municipality of Maisi, which likewise suffered serious damage to housing and infrastructure during the hurricane.