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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
New Powdered Milk Processing Plant in Camagüey Will Contribute to Cut Imports
Camagüey, June 25. - When the powdered milk processing plant, which is under construction now in Camagüey, starts its operations, it will make some 2,500 tonnes of this food annually.
At a cost of 13 million pesos, this Chinese-built plant will be assembled in November in a building which has been set up in the current Camagüey-based pasteurization plant.
The milk producers –most of them farmers- from over 350 cattle-handling facilities of this east-central province will deliver some 60,000 liters of cow milk per day to the new plant.
Once the factory is operational, it will save the country some 12 million pesos by concept of import replacement. Besides, its productions will be 6 per cent of the powered milk that the island nation imports nowadays.
Director of the new plant Alexis Bejerano explained that the country is set to build similar plants in Villa Clara and Pinar del Río provinces in a bid to reduce the purchases of this food in the world market, where one tonne of powered milk is about USD 4,500. (Raysa Mestril Gutiérrez/Radio Cadena Agramonte).
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