Cuban Fruit Juice Plant to Be Set Up in Bolivia

HAVANA TIMES — The Bolivian government signed a contract on Sunday with the Cuban company Tecnosime to set up a fruit juice processing plant in that South American nation’s Sacta Valley, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

Participating in the $9 million contract will be the Bolivian entity Tucons.

The Cuban company will be in charge of the provision of machinery at a cost of about $8 million, while Tucons will be responsible for public works valued at just over $1 million.

The plant will produce 24,000 liters of fruit juice and nectar per shift, in addition to frozen fruit, while the peels will be used for food for cattle consumption.

The ceremony was attended by President Evo Morales, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and Cuban Ambassador Rolando Gomez.