Santa Cruz del Sur, Camagüey, Nov. 19.- The young people of the Cultisur Base Business Unit, in the Camagüey municipality of Santa Cruz del Sur, have been immersed in recent months in the work of fattening and harvesting shrimp, the main corporate purpose of this entity, where it works to guarantee stable seafood productions for export.
The incorporation of agricultural tasks in the organoponic of the entity and in the La Granjita unit, in addition to the planting of sugarcane in the Horacio Cobiella cooperative of the Haitian popular council, show the integrity of the newest, who also make up the detachment Ignacio Agramonte, for the confrontation with social indiscipline.
For these and other reasons, they received the status "Youth for Life", granted by the Union of Young Communists (UJC) in recognition of the work carried out during the months of confrontation with the new coronavirus and in the contribution to the country's economy.
At the event held in areas of the company, Nelson Toledo Cabrera, director of the entity, and Neibel Borrero Marín, general secretary of the UJC Committee, received the award from the national president of the Youth Technical Brigades (BTJ), Jeiyer Carmona Brito.
On the occasion, Idelis Peña Peña, first secretary of the youth organization in this southern region, highlighted the work of the shrimp farmers, biologists, technicians and workers, who kept working uninterruptedly and taking hygienic-sanitary measures, although the municipality did not report no SARS-CoV-2 positive cases.
During this period, a facility belonging to Cultisur also functioned as a municipal and provincial isolation center, and some of its workers worked in the care of people who were contacts of suspects in the pandemic.
This emotional day also generated an exchange that had the participation of members of the entity's Board of Directors and the highest political and governmental authorities of the municipality, where they reported on the progress of the productive indicators and the perspectives for the end of the year. Although the general plan will not be fulfilled, considerable tons will be delivered to clients such as the companies Caribex, Pescacaribe and Prodal, for the commercialization of shellfish in the domestic market and in Asian and European countries.
For more than 35 years, Cultisur, a group that has received recognitions such as Proeza Laboral and the Vanguardia Nacional collective, has been dedicated to the artificial cultivation of shrimp from ponds and farms, in which a trained staff carefully ensures compliance with the parameters of survival, fattening, the conversion factor and the quality of the species.
In the delivery of the status of Youth for Life to the Santa Cruz shrimp farm, the national president of the BTJ expressed that "the economic contribution of the youth of Cultisur, and the support of the administration to the tasks, is evident."
Since last Monday, Carmona Brito has made a visit to the territory, and has visited scientific, productive and social centers. Of his stay, he stated that “we have seen how young people, despite the difficulties imposed on us by the economic and financial bloc of the United States, have known with science and innovation to prevail over these challenges and problems and channel their daily work so that the Cuban people and Camagüey do not feel the impact of the blockade greater”. (Text and photo: Glendys Santiesteban Revolta / Radio Santa Cruz)