Freight Transport by Rail Grew 10 Percent in Cuba in 2012
HAVANA, Cuba, May 31 (acn)
Miguel Acuña Fernández, general director of the Cuban
Railroads Enterprise, said that thanks to a more effective
work than in previous years, the amount of freight
transported by rail grew 10 percent in the first four months
of this year.
In a press
conference Acuña said they had already transported over 11
million tons of freight and highlighted that they moved more
well during this period.
He explained that during the sugar cane harvest they moved
materials to the sugar mills, which increased the volume of
said the repair works performed on the railways had had a
on this service.
During 2012 Cuban railroad workers will work on the
maintenance, by hand,
of over 3000 kilometers of railways, while 2000 more will
receive it using
specialized machines, as part of an effort by the Cuban
reanimate this means of transportation.