Havana—A total 36 countries have sent inquiries to invest at the Special Development Zone in the western Cuban harbor of Mariel, which was opened nearly a year ago.
The director of the Zone, Ana Teresita Igarza said that companies from Spain, Italy, Vietnam, China, Russia, France, Brazil, Mexico, Holland and Candada have sent the largest number of inquiries to set up business in the zone, located at only 45 kilometers from the city capital.
The approval of the projects and their implementation could take place before the year´s end or in early 2015 as Cuban authorities are considering the most advanced business requests.
Igarza told reporters that the projects include sectors such as renewable energy, logistics, biotechnology the food and light industries.
ACN Cuban News Agency, November 5, 2014