Infrastructure

Cuba to Upgrade Railway System

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Cuba is planning an upgrade to its railway system and will invest about $1.3 billion dollars in the modernization to begin this year and be completed in 2021.  According to press reports in the Cuban media, Enrique Valdes, director of the Eastern-Central Railroad Company (FFCC) (Ferrocarriles de Cuba – Railways of Cuba) said at a recent meeting there will be a $40 million computerization update of the railway system in the provinces of  Ciego de Avila, Camagüey and Las Tunas. Cuba was the first country in Latin America to have a railroad system and the seventh in the world to have its own railroad.  Spain constructed the railroad in Cuba before they had even built a railroad in their own country.  The first track was…

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