Pinar del Río closed last year with 259 units leased by the Provincial Property Management Company to the non-state sector, which provides a variety of services.
Of them, 73 are dedicated to gastronomy, and most are in line with the policies established in the country, explained Felipe Ponce Ceballos, general director of the entity.
With 30 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and more than 1,200 workers in total involved in various activities, they have changed the image of the area and their services.
This year, among the main challenges of the company, is ensuring that new tenders for areas meet the country’s priorities, such as food production and processing, and industrial, provincial, and municipal priority programs.
In addition, the creation of a children’s home for the non-state sector.
As part of their social responsibility, economic actors must revive the assets and the surrounding community and not apply speculative prices, he said.
He insisted on taking care of people in vulnerable situations, a goal that many participated in, especially the free barber service and hairdressing for patients in the nursing home, in the homeless center, and at home for children without family protection.
Likewise, they dedicated part of their usual benefits to workers in the health and public education sectors, and donations of food and hygiene products were important, emphasized Ponce Ceballos.
Frank Abel González, owner of the private company Ecoble, from the main municipality, has ordered a lavatory that benefits some health institutions, a service saved by the province.
Through innovation, they were able to extend the useful life of equipment and furniture and perform appropriate maintenance—an entity that will be the first MSME to have an innovation and rationalization committee.
During the balance of the annual work of the Provincial Property Management Company, Felipe Ponce Ceballos said that, as part of the social banking process and in accordance with Resolution 93 of the Ministry of Internal Commerce, the 265 Vueltabajo holders must have different payment gateways or point of sale terminals.