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Camagüey: Technological Changes to Benefit Quality of Salt



By Alex López Almaguer/Radio Cadena Agramonte.

Just six months after the starting-up of a plant for the betterment of the salt produced at the evaporation pond “El Real”, in Camaguey province, one can see how the quality of this product has improved.

Located in the municipality of Nuevitas, about 84 km north-east of Camagüey, the plant underwent significant technological changes last year. Some of them took place in the centrifugal pumps, where technicians replaced obsolete components.  

Likewise, the process consisting on filing and sealing the salt bags was also automated and now the plant features modern packing machines.

At present, the Nuevitas-based salt evaporation pond and plant showcase productions with high levels of quality and low percentage of humidity.

According to experts, a chemical, physical and biological process occurs while salt is produced which demands to guarantee quality from start to finish.  

Rated by many as one of the most modern and efficient in the island nation, El Real can now make more than 240,000 metric tons of salt that the country was producing annually.

Aside from El Real, Cuba exploits other four salterns two of which are located in Guantanamo province, another one in Puerto Padre, Las Tunas and the fourth one in the municipality of Martí, Matanzas.