The province of Mayabeque awards special attention to its Youth Computing Clubs (Joven Club). Photo: Juvenal Balán

MAYABEQUE.–Essential development projects involving social, cultural and economic institutions are being consolidated in this, the island’s youngest province, created on January 9, 2011.

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Party Political Bureau and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, emphasized the favorable environment in Mayabeque and the prospects to advance further, after visiting different entities in the municipalities of Quivicán, San José de las Lajas and Güines.

The First Vice President demonstrated his interest not only in the concept of modernity manifested in the works and activities underway, but also in how they contribute to the identity of the province. Among these, the computerization of the Territorial Division of the Software Applications Enterprise (Desoft) and the Joven Club Recreational Technology Center (Youth Computer Club), which is about to be completed, were highlighted.

Díaz-Canel also toured the areas of the Sandino Basic Enterprise Unit, where the variety of construction materials produced is growing, with all efforts focused on the development of the housing program; and the 17 de Mayo Agricultural Production Cooperative, which has increased its number of cattle and met annual plans for milk and meat production, thanks to the efforts of its workers, the use of different protein providing plants and the correct care of livestock.

In the Casa de la Décima of Mayabeque, Díaz-Canel congratulated those who contributed to the works to establish this cultural center and those who work to maintain this Cuban tradition alive, which involves the singing of learned or improvised stanzas of ten octameter verse lines called décima, and was recently declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.