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Agreement on Infrastructure Construction Signed by Cuba and Japan

Havana, February 24 (RHC-PL)-- Cuba and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding to build high quality infrastructures in construction, transportation and tourism, while strengthening bilateral ties.

The agreement was signed by Minister of Construction Rene Mesa, Deputy Minister of Transportation Eduardo Rodriguez and Hirofumi Hanaoka, Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism of Japan (MLIT), as part of the Public-Private High Level Conference on the Cuba-Japan Infrastructure taking place.

Representatives from 30 Japanese hi-tech companies, including Fujita, Hazama Ando, Konoike, Shimizu and Tokura and Hino Motors Ltd and Hitachi Ltd participated in the meeting.

Hanaoka said that this conference held in Havana follows the visit in September of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who held a meeting with President Raul Castro.

The Cuban minister of Construction praised the extensive work done by the construction sector in the tourist field, as well as the works in the harbors, hydraulics, renewable energy, construction of houses and industrial development of the country.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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