THE FIRST COMPANY IN MARIEL: ODEBRECHT
A philosophy of “surviving, growing and persevering”
The largest engineering and construction company in Latin America and the Caribbean is committed to actively participating in the updating of Cuba’s economic model
Author: Katheryn Felipe | firstname.lastname@example.org
february 5, 2016 15:02:22
Mauro Hueb assures that there is strong potential for foreign investment in Cuba. Photo: Ismael Batista
Speaking to Granma International, Mauro Hueb, director of operations for the Odebrecht Organization in Cuba, explained that whenever the conglomerate arrives to a country for the first time, its mission is to fit into the constructive agenda of this nation, to become a local business and remain there long-term.
Working along these well-defined lines, the Brazilian company, founded over 70 years ago, has been operating for more than four decades in over twenty countries across Latin America and the world, including in the fields of real estate, environmental engineering, power generation and the chemical, petrochemical and agriculture industries.
After introducing itself to Cuba in 2008, Odebrecht began its operations on the island participating in the construction of the Port of Mariel, which was inaugurated in 2014. Just over two weeks ago, the company officially became one of the first authorized to operate in the Mariel Special Zone Development (ZEDM), located in Artemisa, 45 kilometers from Havana.