They do not just convince how anachronistic , unfair and contrary to the so-called free international trade is the policy of more than half a century, but the excellent opportunities and incentives they face in the field of foreign investment , for example , with the opening next January the Mariel Port Special Development Zone.
Precisely its promotion becomes a novelty in the main Cuban commercial bag , that during this week will be held in Expocuba , and in which foreign visitors will be explained on the most important investment and most complex project undertaken in Cuba in the middle century , with an amount of 900 million dollars, of which 640 million are for a credit provided by Brazil .
According to the weekly magazine Opciones, hundreds of businessmen and representatives of institutions of that country, as well as China, Russia and other nations are interested in investing directly in Mariel, an enclave in which the food industry, tourism and real state, agriculture, telecommunications and information technology, and the industry in general, are among the activities of interest to develop.
They are offered a favorable business environment , with a legal and transparent , good port infrastructure, road, rail and communications and institutions , services or operations to be managed , coordinated or directed by the Regulatory Office of Special Zone Mariel Development , ascribed to the Council of Ministers.
In the presence of the vice presidents of the Cuban government, Ricardo Cabrisas and Major General Antonio Enrique Lussón , FIHAV opening in 2013 , Rodrigo Malmierca , head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment , said that November 1st this office began process applications , licenses, permits and authorizations of users and dealers interested in investing in your area.
With an area of 465.4 square kilometers, Mariel will be the first mega-port in the Caribbean capable of handling large container ships that can cross the Panama Canal after its expansion, which should be completed in 2015.
And while opening wide and encouraging prospects for both foreign and Cuban companies interested in settling in the new economic enclave , as said Sunday the newspaper Juventud Rebelde , the U.S. and its businessmen are those who opt to lose more Special Zone Development Mariel , for ” its government and anti-Cuban lobby groups prefer to give those lost before .”
The newspaper stresses that although this work is considered in the international press as an excellent opportunity to reach maximum hesitate deployment while blocking Washington persists , however , the ports on the east coast and eastern U.S. soil are saturated and no longer have almost nowhere to put a container, unless they decide to expand its terminals.
Translated by: Daysi Olano