New housing in communist Cuba falls way short in 2021, but new hotels keep being built

Two Cubans work on the construction of a house.

Cuba’s socialist revolution can’t provide housing for the people, but they sure can provide luxury accommodations for foreign tourists with hard currency. This is socialism in action.

Via Diario de Cuba:

While the Government builds hotels, the housing plan in Cuba closed out 2021 achieved only 42% of the target set

The national program for the construction of homes and municipal self-sufficiency continues with delays, the authorities concede.

At a meeting held via videoconference from the Palace of the Revolution in the capital, and headed by Miguel Díaz-Canel, it was announced that the national program for the construction of homes in Cuba had only completed 42% of what was slated for 2021.

According to a local television report, quoted by the regime’s Prensa Latina, the provinces with the worst stats were Holguín, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Guantánamo and Camagüey, while 101 municipalities were behind schedule.

The construction of 38,000 homes is forecast for this year, far below the needs of the Cuban population.

According to officials, the process will assign priority to those people who lost their homes due to weather conditions and mothers with three or more children, or those in precarious situations. In Cuba victims of hurricanes years ago are still waiting for a solution to their cases.

Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil said that what is planned for the current year is a challenge that requires a lot of organization, and insisted on the importance of “following up on the program for the production of construction materials.”

In about six years some 12,500 luxury rooms were built on the island for tourists, despite the debacle in the sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the precarious housing situation on the island.

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1 thought on “New housing in communist Cuba falls way short in 2021, but new hotels keep being built”

  1. The most the system ever does is play (badly) at meeting the needs of ordinary Cubans, and of course it keeps promising to do better. It’s such an old and tired game that nobody buys it, but it’s still played. Castro, Inc. has never cared about ordinary Cubans except as things to control and use. Same shit, different year.

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