From our Bureau of Unintentional Socialist Honesty with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Economic and Industrial Savvy
Castro, Inc.’s paleolithic figurehead Trucutú Díaz-Canel has been touring the island lately, trying hard to give the impression that he is keeping an eye on productivity and all aspects of the economy, as well as lending an ear to the concerns of the Cuban people. All has not gone according to plan. During his visit to Ciego de Ávila he expressed his disappointment in one local “bioelectric” program that was supposed to generate power from bagasse, the dry pulpy fibrous material that remains after crushing sugarcane. “This is where the Communist Party’s money is buried,” he said, admitting that other similar failed projects are sinking the island in an ever-deepening hole.
This “bioelectric” project has not only failed to generate any electricity, but has also ruined sugar production at Cuba’s “most modern” mill.
Loosely translaed from Periodico Cubano
Cuban “President” Miguel Díaz-Canel issued a shocking statement in the middle of his tour of the central province of Ciego de Ávila, revealing where, due to decisions of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), the country’s money has been buried in the last three years.
During a visit to the failed Chinese bioelectric project in the Avila town of Ciro Redondo, the president confessed not understanding the poor functioning of investments on the Island.
“It is very difficult for me to understand why in more than three years an investment like this has not had results (…) Here we have buried the country’s money,” Díaz-Canel told the directors of the bioelectric company in a shocking statement, but that At the same time he tries not to show him as responsible for the country’s destinies.
In Cuba, a centrally planned and administered economy operates, where all decisions are made by the PCC together with the military leadership. The power “recognizes” the few positive things that remain in the national territory, but it is the most responsible for everything bad and disastrous that happens. Raúl Castro’s successor and the entire elite are the only ones who have been stealing and “burying the country’s money” for more than 65 years.
The bioelectric plant, designed to generate electricity from the burning of sugarcane bagasse from a nearby plant, has not managed to stabilize its operation since the first phase was launched in 2020. By failing at first, the plant It did not generate enough surplus raw material, then it was thought about feeding the bioelectric plant with marabou, but there were difficulties in cutting the plant that must enter the furnace in small particles for efficient burning.
Díaz-Canel, accompanied by Governor Alfre Menéndez Pérez and other authorities, was able to verify the inefficiency of the plant, which has not only compromised its energy production capacity, but has also negatively affected the sugar production of the nearby mill, considered the most modern in the country.
The situation at the Ciro Redondo bioelectric plant is only part of the problems facing the Cuban sugar industry. The plant’s torula factory, essential for the production of several products, is paralyzed due to the lack of grinding at the mill and limitations on the import of necessary inputs. This has led to the paralysis of other production lines, including ice, due to lack of electricity and other resources.
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