FIHAV 2014: Foreign Investment Puts Mariel in the Crosshairs
The Mariel Comprehensive Development Zone Office is taking advantage of major investors attending FIHAV 2014 to foster its own project portfolio
The Mariel Comprehensive Development Zone Office (ZED is the Spanish acronym) presented Tuesday the Investor’s Guide before big-time businesspeople from around the world. This is a very useful tool to get a toehold on the Cuban context and explore the potentials Mariel has to offer.
Each and every one of the 32 projects contained in the Zone’s Foreign Investment Opportunity Portfolio were explained away. Most of these projects zero in on industry, food and farming, and renewable energy.
The Office Director General Ana Teresa Igarza posited that the container terminal is no doubt the first major structural work within ZED and its first user as well. Its main future objective is to become a transshipment seaport in the region.
Over 36 countries have already handed in their investment projects in ZED. Spain, Mexico, Italy, Viet Nam, Russia, Canada, the Netherlands and Cuba are among the top tenders.