Cuba Needs to Boost Tobacco Production, says Vice-president

Havana, Cuba, Aug 28.- Cuban tobacco is the best in the world, no doubts about it; this is a fact we cannot neglect, therefore we have to increase production, said Cuban Communist Party’s Second Secretary Jose Ramon Machado Ventura during visit to the the famous Vueltabajo tobacco-leaf growing region in western Pinar del Rio province.

Machado Ventura, who is also Cuban vice-president learned about ongoing preparations of the upcoming tobacco-leaf campaign for which over 15 thousand 940 hectares of land have dedicated.

Tobacco production has experienced a low over the past few years mainly due to lack of appropriate logistic work and other factors, such as the retirement of so many tobacco cultivators.

But along with a permanent and stable market, the Cuban tobacco sector employs thousands of people in western Cuba; therefore its development depends on the sector’s strengthening and growth.

The top Cuban official was accompanied by the first Communist Party Secretary in the province Gladys Martinez and by other local authorities. (ACN)

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