The initiative includes several phases of Non-Refundable Financial Assistance, one of the cooperation options offered to Cuba from 2016 after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Havana, the diplomat said.
The Hino Motors collection trucks, which departed from the Japanese port of Kobe, should arrive in Havana on March 2.
A total of 100 similar vehicles, with Kyokuto’s specialized technology, will reach Havana port in another three shipments before closing November, when this city celebrates its 500th anniversary.
Besides, as part of the project, Cuba will receive during this year dump trucks, elevator baskets, chainsaws and other equipment to restore and beautify Havana.
Cuban ambassador pointed out that other collaboration initiatives have already been implemented with Japan such as advanced medical equipment supplies for the Cuban hospital system modernization, and it is expected to continue exchanges with projects linked to agricultural and energy development.
Cooperation is progressing and consolidating to benefit both countries, Pereira emphasized.