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Cuban Vice President Visits a Post Hurricane Isla de la Juventud
“The recovery stage has concluded on Isla de la Juventud,” said Cuban Vice President of the Council of State and Ministers José Ramón Machado Ventura in his visit to different places of economic and social interest in the city of Nueva Gerona.

Machado Ventura spoke to the press about the hard work carried out by the people from the island during the recovery process, especially in the sector if housing and social facility construction, and agriculture, seriously damaged by the Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.

In a meeting with agriculture officials, Ventura briefed them on the increase of farmlands and encouraged them to boost vegetable production.

Machado Ventura also spoke of the need to increase local production of construction materials.

He said that the Cuban government is confident in the capacity of the residents of Isla de la Juventud to overcome obstacles and spoke of the importance of having all sectors united and organized in post-hurricane production and recovery activities.

(Juventud Rebelde)

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