CAMAGUEY.- The local production of the aluminum and concrete carpentry, marquetry, as well as the rustic wood doors and windows, are alternatives taken in this province to speed the housing construction program.

Elaine Porro Izquierdo, main specialist Non-food Items in the Industrial Sub-directorate of the Domestic Trade Corporate Group (GECI, for its acronym in Spanish), in the territory, informed to the ACN that this initiative has benefitted the Nuevitas’ and Esmeralda’s inhabitants.

She explained that through the aluminum doors and windows supply, Local Industries is one of the companies that contributes with the housing program, in which 1793 remaining subsidized people have received resources partially, since the passing of hurricane Ike in 2012 until the present.

Porro Isquierdo also commented on the lack of several resources in the 53 units assigned for the construction materials trade in the territory, as well as in the 19 temporary places for the selling to the subsidized people and other Irma hurricane’s victims.

She added that there is a lack of cement making reference to the selling in bulk and bag of 2450 tons that the Nuevitas´ 26 de Julio Cement Company has not supply; due to the factory´s deterioration which causes stoppages for bursts and obstructions added to the transportation problem.

Leonel del Risco Franco, provincial head of Physical Planning went into detail about the same company, which is working since five decades ago, saying that the enterprise´s technology will be enhance this year in order to improve Camaguey´s construction materials production.

In the same way, the hydraulic and health modules are some of the resources that lack the most in the GECI trading units; as well as the block, which local production has covered around 60% of its demand.

In order to fulfill the housing program, one of the province´s main priorities, another strategy is the creation of mini-industries in the People´s Councils, initiative that is already applied in some communities to aid the block´s production as well as other floor and roof elements.