Las Tunas, Cuba Restarts Production of Ethylic Alcohol
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- Las Tunas
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- 10 / 15 / 2008
Miguel Abreu Larramendi, general director of the Sugar Managerial Group (GEA) in Las Tunas, told Radio Victoria that they work hard so that the damages caused by the atmospheric setbacks don't retard too much the beginning of the next harvest, the production of rums, bagasse boards, carbonic gas and another variety of products, in which this eastern territory is a power in Cuba.
Ike affected those more than 74, 000 hectares of existent sugar-cane plantations in this zone, destroyed 29 percent of the raw material for the coming productive cycle, pulled up some 127, 000 tiles and seriously harmed the plantations and the heads dedicated to the feeding of the workers of this branch of the economy.
Cuba celebrates each October 13 the Sugar Worker's Day because in equal date of 1960 the revolutionary government, headed by Fidel Castro, finished the nationalization of the sugar mills, the best of them, property of US transnational companies.