Rice Industry Improves in Camagüey and
MIGUEL FEBLES HERNÁNDEZ
CAMAGÜEY .- The program of
modernization of the rice industrial infrastructure of the Ruta
Invasora Complex, in this province, has just taken a solid step
forward with the implementation of the Tato Rodriguez Vedo Mill,
after undergoing a complete overhaul of its technological
PAQUITA MILL, IN ACTION SINCE JULY, WILL ADD MORE CAPACITY WITH
ANOTHER SIMILAR AND A NEW DRYER.
Built in 1958 north of the provincial capital city, the
plant has received the benefits of a strong investment, said its
manager, Jaime Gonzalez Escoda, which will allow better
utilization of mill capacity and ensure a higher quality of rice
The change included the installation of hulling machines, cone
grain polishers, cleaning screens, conveyors and laboratory,
with which the mill can to process about 360 tons per day in
Considered one of the largest in Cuba, the entry into the
Camaguey industry operations will be a decisive factor in the
efforts of the Ruta Invasora Agroindustrial Complex to expand
rice cultivation to other areas of the province, concentrated,
until recently, in its southern fringe.
In fact, in response to the growing number of producers that
exist in the northern part a smaller mill was incorporated into
the municipality of Esmeralda, on May 17, with which makes four
such facilities in the territory for grain processing.
INDUSTRIAL CAPACITY INCREASES IN
AGUADA DE PASAJEROS, Cienfuegos .- The construction of a 55
tons per hour rice dryer in 2012 will strengthen the province’s
industrial capacity, insufficient to meet grain production
increases in Cienfuegos.
Orlando Diaz reported Valdés, head of the rice program in the
province, said the dryer will have two storage silos with a
capacity 1,000 tons.
To this is added the installation of a new 5 tons per hour mill
in La Paquita (Aguada de Pasajeros) to increase between them
drying-milled daily capacity, so the industrial capacity and
quality of finished production can rise markedly, he added the
The new facilities were added to the mill with a production
capacity of 0, 9 tons per hour, put into operation in La Paquita
since July this year. (Julio Martinez Molina)