Monday, June 25, 2012
Havana.- The Cuban economy is taking actions to increase diversification of the sugar industry in order to make the best use of the country’s existing potential.
In this sense, the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba stands out for the contribution of about 700 tons of sugarcane syrup with urea for animal feeding, apart from sugar production.
The abovementioned sugar byproduct was regained last year, after a time lapse when it was not produced, and now benefits cattle feeding in the area.
In addition, the sugar industry in the territory produces about 5,100 liters of bottled vinegar, rum and dry liquor, as well as two tons of candy and canned fruit.
Ice, sugarcane juice and liquors that are sold in convertible pesos, contribute to increase the benefit of the industry’s production.