OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Raúl described the meeting as great, noting the vital issues discussed by leaders from across the country at Havana’s Ñico López Party School and the International Conference Center. Photo: Estudios Revolución

Concluded yesterday, with the presence of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee’s first secretary, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, was a two-day work meeting in Havana attended by Party first secretaries from all the county’s provinces and municipalities, as well as presidents of Provincial and Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power.

• The President emphasized the importance of the sugar industry to the country, as a key export; a source of animal feed; a generator of employment; and central to the identity of numerous communities across the island.

• Since the Sixth Party Congress to date, a total of 205 policies have been approved directed toward updating the country’s socio-economic model.

• Díaz-Canel explained that the implementation of the Policy Guidelines will be addressed extensively in the upcoming session of the National Assembly of People’s Power in the month of April.

• It was reported that investment is expected to increase 20% this year, while tourism is projected to increase by 9.2% in comparison to 2018, which should directly impact other sectors.

• Prioritized in the 2020 Economic Plan are food production, housing, transportation, and computerization.