Cuba Defends Impact of Science on Economic Development

Havana, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The importance of linking the results of scientific research to innovation in order to contribute to Cuba’s economic-social development centered the debates of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Culture, Science, Technology and the Environment on Friday.

In this sense, the head of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, stated that this issue is a priority for which much attention is paid and work is being done on multiple initiatives that invite students and professionals.

According to the minister, science, technology and innovation become an essential tool for the economy and society.

In the debate, it transpired that a legal and regulatory framework is being developed that favors the systematic and accelerated introduction of the results of these areas of knowledge in production and service processes.

In addition, as part of the sector’s work policy, the creation of companies that base their development on the use of science and technological innovation is stimulated.

This Thursday and until tomorrow Friday the 10 working commissions of the National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament) will meet at the Havana Convention Center.

During the debates, Cuban deputies analyze core issues for Cuba’s economic and social development.

Meanwhile, next Saturday the second special session of the 9th Legislature will take place with the debate on the state of the island’s priorities, among other issues.

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