International investors show interest
in Mariel Special Development Zone
Yudy Castro Morales &
on the first investment projects approved for the
Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) will begin
within the next few months, reported Ana Teresa
Igarza Martínez, general director of the ZEDM
support office, adding that enterprises beginning
operations will be involved in food processing,
light industry, construction and renewable energy.
Igarza Martínez indicated that businesses from some
30 countries have made proposals, although most are
coming from Spain, Italy, China, Russia, France,
Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, Holland and Canada.
During a November 4 forum focused on the Zone,
descriptions were presented of 25 projects included
in the country’s portfolio of opportunities for
foreign investors, which would be undertaken in the
Special Development Zone. Prioritized are the steel,
chemical and electronic industries, along with
biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.