Radio Havana Cuba | Cuban President toured the Guantanamo municipality of Yateras (+Photos and Audio)

Díaz-Canel spoke in Yateras with workers from a poultry farm. (Photos: Yaqueline De la Rosa)

By: Yaqueline De la Rosa Hermida*

The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited the Guantanamo municipality of Yateras, as part of his tours through different territories of the country to evaluate compliance with the commitments made in 2023 in the different areas and the strategy of the nation to boost the economy.

On his journey through Yateras, located in the Nipe Sagua-Baracoa mountain range, he arrived at the Mártires de la Jaiba Poultry Farm, one of the units of the Agroforestry Company of that territory, where he learned that it is made up of seven warehouses, which are They are dedicated to raising semi-rustic birds for the production of eggs and meat, destined for mountain areas.

During the dialogue with the workers, he learned that the production outlook for the year is more than 324 thousand units, a plan that has been fulfilled to date based on the efforts of the collective.

However, the president called on them to recover the figure of more than 600 thousand eggs that they previously produced, since now they do not reach 50 percent of that record and do not respond to the demand of the population.

As part of the exchange, Eider Álvarez Ramírez, director of the Poultry Company in the province of Guantánamo, explained that at this time, pork and aquaculture production and the planting of protein plants for the production of animal feed are increasing, essential as a complement for reproduction. .

The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba also spoke with managers and workers of the agricultural sector in that town, and expressed that it has excellent conditions to increase potato production, taking into account the geographical characteristics and climate of the municipality of Yateras. .

Likewise, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez traveled to the Fausto Favier Favier community teaching polyclinic, in Palenque de Yateras, which serves 10,170 inhabitants of 4 popular councils.

Doctor Frank Alberto Chacón Balart, director of the health institution, explained to the president that they currently offer emergency and urgent care services, a guard unit, and a laboratory, while they are in the process of investing to achieve better conditions and incorporate other services. .

As fruits of the work of the 65 doctors, 90 nurses and 38 young people in basic nursing course, together with the rest of the staff, a rate of 0 infant and maternal mortality is achieved, assistance to patients in 18 specialties through community outreach in 21 offices, among other results.

There, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez spoke with the inhabitants of that municipality that has a population of 18,642 inhabitants, whom he recognized for their industriousness, the alternatives that are adopted to improve the economy in the territory.

He recognized the municipality as one of those in the best conditions in terms of yields of food and vegetables and urged its inhabitants to increase meat production, with a view to being one of the first territories to achieve greater progress in sovereignty. food that the country aspires to.

* Radio Havana Cuba correspondent in Granma

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