Havana, Feb 20.- Army General Raúl Castro Ruz visited three military industry facilities in Havana, as part of a tour that has included others in the provinces of Camagüey, Santiago de Cuba, and Mayabeque
The visits began with a stop at the Granma facility in the capital, where maritime equipment is fabricated, repaired, updated, and sold, along with the production of items destined for the national market including stoves, metal doors, and marble floor tiles.
In the Naval Research and Development Center, Raul received a detailed explanation of research projects being conducted for the Revolutionary War Navy, before visiting a number of workshops at the site.
His second stop was the Grito de Baire plant, where military products, as well as others for the domestic market are fabricated. The staff presented a report on the facility's electronic and communications productions. Raúl left a written message for the workforce here, highlighting their constancy and effort.
The day's last visit was to the Emilio Bárcenas Pier facility, where Revolutionary Armed Forces armored vehicles and other means of transportation are repaired and modernized. The 1,700 skilled workers here provide maintenance and repair services for bulldozers, cranes, tractors, and heavy duty trucks, as well as generators, industrial cauldrons, and air conditioners, while also producing aluminum and wooden furniture for homes, among many other items.
Accompanying Raul on the tour, as on previous occasions, were José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and a Council of State vice president; First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez; Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frías, and Vice Admiral Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo, heads of Economy and Planning, the Revolutionary Armed Forces, and the Ministry of the Interior, respectively, as well as other leaders of the military industry. (Granma)