Havana, September 20 (RHC)-- A new bottle and glass plant set to be built in the Mariel Special Development Zone will cover 70 percent of national demand for such items.
According to the development Zone's official website, the Cuban-Italian joint venture Vidrios Mariel S.A, will feature environmentally friendly technologies and cost around 90 million dollars to build. It is scheduled to begin operations within two years.
The plant will be the second joint venture between Cuba and Italy in the Mariel zone.
Vidrios Mariel S.A. is authorized to operate on the island for 25 years from the time of its registration in the Mercantile Registry of the Republic of Cuba and its products will be sold wholesale in Cuba, while some items will be exported.
The company Nelson Servizis representing the Italian side, has more than 20 years experience in the sale and distribution of glass containers, while Quimi S.A. is a 100% Cuban mercantile company, belonging to the Chemical Industry Business Group.