China, Cuba explore ways to expand silk production

- Xinhua, HAVANA

Aug 13, 2017-Leaders from China and Cuba’s silk industry gathered here on Friday to discuss ways to expand silk production in the Caribbean country and explore a new area of bilateral growth. The seminar sponsored in Havana by the Center for Foreign Economic Cooperation (CCEE) of the Ministry of Agriculture of China offered guidance on improving the production and industrialisation of silk in Cuba. “This is not only a training project, but also contributes to China-Cuba cooperation. We hope this course can become a platform where we can share information, attract business investment and increase exchanges,” said Li Bin, representative of the CCEE. The day included conferences, visits to production sites and workshops where participants learned new techniques in silk development. The Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba has a five-year sericulture, or silk farming programme, and seeks to expand not only its knowledge of the sector but also attract Chinese investment. Cuba is adopting sericulture as a sustainable alternative to support the development of its biomedical, biotechnological, cosmetic and textile industries, expecting it to increase incomes and jobs.

Published: 13-08-2017 10:14

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