Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Cuba offers land to Russia for 30 years

The Cuban government has offered Russian companies the right to use the island’s land for a period of time, Boris Titov, the head of the Cuban-Russian business committee, said at the opening of a bilateral forum in Havana on Wednesday.30 years old .

“They are giving us preferential treatment,” Titov admitted in a speech at the Hotel Nacional, in which he said “the way is clear,” because it is a privilege rarely granted to foreign companies in Cuba.

Titov acknowledged during his speech – as quoted by Reuters – that the Caribbean authorities have decisively opened the doors to a rapid increase in Russian investment in Cuba, for which they have significant benefits.

In addition to land transfers or tax exemptions to agricultural producers from the Eurasian country for 30 years, Titov pointed to other joint plans, such as the early opening of a store selling Russian products to the population on the island.

Insufficient agricultural production in Cuba

In the same week, the Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, acknowledged that the government was unable to meet citizens’ demand for food and partly blamed insufficient agricultural production, which he blamed on the private sector, as 80% What is produced in food falls on them.

Marrero Cruz’s attack on Cuban farmers pointed out that although they have leased land for their exploitation, current production levels are insufficient.

“It happens through discipline, through demand, to be able to rent, to pay farmers for production, and also to demand that it be produced, because the government has given them The lands have been given, and therefore, there is a commitment and an assignment, which is a guarantee of production for the people”, he said in statements collected by the official press.

In his speech, the Cuban prime minister did not mention state companies that stopped paying food producers, sanctions against officials who allowed crops to be destroyed because Acopio did not go to collect them, or farmers. Those who do not have access to fuel, herbicides, fertilizers, inputs, etc.

At the end of this note, no other official details have been disclosed regarding the conditions under which Russian agricultural producers will use Cuban land for usufruct.

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