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Foreign Investors Show Interest in Mariel Special Development Zone

Havana, November 5 (RHC)-- Work on first investment projects approved for the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) will begin within the next few months, according to Ana Teresa Igarza Martínez, general director of the ZEDM support office, adding that enterprises beginning operations will work on food processing, light industry, construction and renewable energy.

Igarza Martínez highlighted that investors from some 30 countries have made proposals, although most are coming from Spain, Italy, China, Russia, France, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands and Canada.

During a Tuesday meeting focused on Mariel's Zone, Cuban experts presented 25 projects included in the country’s portfolio of opportunities for foreign investors. These projects were designed for Mariel's Special Development Zone. Main priorities are steel, chemical and electronic industries, along with biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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