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The sugar harvest in Holguin in phase of completion
Sugar Mill Loynaz Hechavarría, Cueto Municipality. Photo Radio Rebelde
In spite of the constant effort of the sugar mills of the province of Holguín, it is impossible to continue the grinding process, so the harvest is in the final phase.

Reyna Salermo Escalona, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Director of Zafra in the Sugar Company Holguín explained the current situation.

"The Loynaz Hechavarría and Urbano Noris sugar mills have already liquidated and Cristino Naranjo and López Peña are doing it today, while Fernando de Dios is making his last grind to start the liquidation".

"It is impossible the situation we had with the humidity and the constant rains in all areas of the Company which made it economically justified not to continue the harvest in these conditions, putting at risk the technical state of the machinery when cutting in extreme conditions of humidity and also the efficiency of the industry, taking into account the instability of the grinding, therefore, the reprogrammed plan of March is closed that should remain at 73% ".

The province does not reach the expected figure but we are sure that the next harvest will be higher. What is your opinion?

"We must prepare ourselves for a new harvest in 2019, starting from the areas of cane that were not harvested now and that are going to be the remaining canes, which are in the order of 35% of the area that had been taken to this harvest, therefore, we can not waste time in initiating the preparation of the next contest and try to get the mills, machinery and transport ready as soon as possible to achieve an early start, which could be at the end of November to ensure the production of the next year and that there is no more affectation in the cane plantation theme due to this situation of not harvesting the cane in a year ".

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