Top Cuban legislator visits Son La province

Thursday, 2017-06-15 11:48:50
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Cuban National Assembly Chairman, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, with Moc Chau Dairy Factory staff. (Credit:
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NDO/VNA – Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, visited the northern mountainous province of Son La on June 14, as part of his official visit to Vietnam.

Receiving the Cuban legislator, Secretary of the Son La provincial Party Committee, Hoang Van Chat, expressed his appreciation for the support of the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban Government in the province, through developing the Moc Chau Dairy Farm during 1975-1976.

At present, the Moc Chau Dairy Cattle Breeding JSC has a herd of nearly 22,000 cows, most of which are the 11th generation of the initial 884 cows presented by Cuba, he said.

The herd produce more than 90,000 tonnes of fresh milk each year, and Moc Chau dairy products are sold in 46 cities and provinces nationwide, bringing in VND2.33 trillion (US$102 million) in revenue.

For his part, Esteban Lazo Hernandez applauded the socio-economic achievements Son La has recorded over recent years, as well as the performance of the provincial People’s Council, the People’s Committee and the political-social organisations in the locality.

The chief legislator briefed his host on Cuba’s situation, their national vision and the operation of the Cuban legislature.

He took the occasion to call on Vietnamese businesses to invest in Cuba in the near future.

While in Son La, Esteban Lazo Hernandez visited the TMT Food Processing Plant and Moc Chau Milk Factory.

Earlier the same day, the Cuban NA Chairman paid floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi.

He also laid a wreath at a memorial dedicated to Cuban national hero, Jose Marti, in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.