GUANTANAMO, Feb. 27 (ACN) Science and innovation will mark the municipality of Guantanamo’s transition toward prosperous and sustainable development, as confirmed today by Idaliena Díaz Casamayor, the territory’s highest-ranking government leader, where 42 percent of the province’s population resides. .
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Exclusively to the Cuban News Agency, the President of the Municipal Council of People’s Power in Guantanamo explained that computerization and social communication are added to these pillars contained in the National Plan for Economic and Social Development 2030.
Díaz Casamayor considered the expression of science, government and society to be necessary and immediately applicable, an administration that corresponds to the exercise of municipal autonomy, that is immediate, non-delegable and obligatory for a positive transformation of the social environment producing demarcation.
He explained that among the potentials of knowledge needed for this endeavor, we have the universities of Guantanamo and medical sciences and the possibility of benefiting from their potential.
Deputy in the National Assembly of the People’s Power of Cuba (parliament) in the eighth and ninth legislatures, listing the main features of the municipality, especially the agricultural industries.
These, he said, consisted of different actors in the economy: 45 state socialist companies, 11 budgeted units, six production and service cooperatives, five non-agricultural cooperatives, eight thousand self-employed workers and 135 micro, small and medium enterprises. Large-scale companies, one of which is a state.
In Guantanamo, science and technology face a challenge: to participate in the development of these productive forces and their complex economy, which for centuries has been affected by a low productivity class of soils and drought, which loses ground only in the face of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena.
Diaz Casamayor, who is running for deputy in Parliament (the tenth legislature), for the national elections next March, indicated that there are seven academic master’s degree programs and 61 majors between the two centers of higher education in the jurisdiction.
Finally, it was determined that they respond to the demands of organizations, companies and entities in the region, by enrolling 1,820 students, of which 1,551, 85 percent, are linked to strategic sectors.