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Castro Delivers Speech to Minibrigades
Havana Tele-Rebelde Network
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000020237
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     FL1210125089
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-89-196          Report Date:    12 Oct 89
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     16
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       17
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       12 Oct 89
Report Volume:       Thursday Vol VI No 196


City/Source of Document:   Havana Tele-Rebelde Network

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Castro Delivers Speech to Minibrigades

Subheadline:   Visits 13 March Contingent

Source Line:   FL1210125089 Havana Tele-Rebelde Network in Spanish 1200 GMT 12
Oct 89

1.  [Text] Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the
Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and president of the Councils of
State and Ministers, recently visited the 13 March Contingent which is building
the projects for the Jose Antonio Echeverria Polytechnic Institute in Havana.

2.  According to Radio Reloj reports, our highest leader expressed interest in
the productivity of the contingent, the way it economizes on wood, its working
spirit, and its attention to man. Radio Reloj also reported that the commander
in chief said the workers and students of the polytechnic had a great attitude
toward the work they carried out. He also praised how quickly they adapted to
construction tasks.

3.  The 13 March Contingent is working on the technical information center, a
student housing unit, multipurpose workshops for the school of mechanics and
one shop for prototypes. Pedro Molina Vega, chief of the contingent, said to
the commander in chief that the productivity level per man is high. Out of the
average 255 pesos per man, the contingent's average is over 1,000 pesos. 
Molina Vega also said to Fidel that 42 cubic meters of wood are saved per
building by using metallic molds.