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Transportation of passengers in Cuba grew in 2017

The deputies of the Commission for Services, of the Cuban Parliament, were informed that thanks to the measures adopted in the transport sector, at the end of October the amount passengers transported compared to the same period of the previous year had grown 17.8 percent.


20 de diciembre de 2017 - Taken from the ACN

The deputies of the Commission for Services, of the Cuban Parliament, were informed that thanks to the measures adopted in the transport sector, at the end of October the amount passengers transported compared to the same period of the previous year had grown 17.8 percent.

Adel Yzquierdo, head of the Ministry of Transport (Mitrans), explained that the transfer of millions of people took place through various means of transportation and that it is expected to conclude the year with a similar behavior.

He stressed that despite the economic limitations of the country the program of replacement and acquisition of automotive means is maintained, as well as the delivery of Diana buses to the provinces and Kamaz double traction trucks for the Turquino Plan (in the mountains).

According to the Minister, the Passenger Transportation Company received 253 new buses and 103 second-hand buses, which were added to the provision of services from important centers for the development of the national economy.

The incorporation of 100 cars for interprovincial trips, he said, put the Omnibus Nacionales company in better conditions, and allowed to reuse the replaced vehicles for the next opening of 15 new short and three long destinations: La Habana-Maisí, Mayabeque and Artemisa -Santiago de Cuba.

In order to curb the law of supply and demand in the services provided by the private carriers, Yzquierdo informed the deputies that an experiment is planned in the capital to establish routes with fixed prices, whose legal norms are in the process of conciliation.

We are not trying to eliminate private transportation, but putting some order into this service, he said.

Arelys Virgen Maceo, deputy for Havana, described as positive Mitrans' intention to control the process in the private sector, which would benefit the population, and especially the workers.

Leonardo Naranjo, Santiago de Cuba, said that transportation is a vital need, because people must travel to work centers, hospitals, schools, and for this they need options, hence the importance that is given to the regulations that are implementing.

The members of the Commission also learned that this Ministry, depending on the availability of asphalt, works on the repair of the roads under its responsibility and requires agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture to restore the streets that correspond to them.


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