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Cuban lawmakers call for higher quality and control of investment projects
Published on July 5, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban lawmakers have demanded higher quality and more control of investment projects since they have a strong impact on the country's social and economic development.

According to a report submitted to the parliamentarians on Wednesday, major investment projects in 2014 are being implemented in sectors such as textiles, shoemaking, the digital television program, raw materials, as well as in the modernization of a steel plant in Havana, which will reach a production capacity of up to 340,000 tons of steel bars.

The president of the parliament commission analyzing the issue, lawmaker Santiago Lajes, said that recent visits by the deputies to several investment projects in 13 provinces identified problems such as inefficient technical preparation of the works, labour instability, lack of quality control, and failure to meet contracts, along with the lack of skilled personnel.

The country is taking steps in strengthening investment control, though there are still gaps, including problems at entrepreneurial level and failure to meet legal norms, the deputies agreed.
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