Havana, July 7 (Prensa Latina)
Updating the Cuban economic model lies
in modernizing the economic management, so that in Cuba there is and
there will be social ownership of the means of production, Marino
Murillo, vice president of the Council of Ministers, said today.
During his report to Parliament on the progress of the implementation
of economic and social guidelines adopted at the Sixth Communist Party
Congress, Murillo confirmed that this process is not a change of
ownership, precisely because that is the limit to support any other form
He stated that transformation can not be
confused with modernization and with making socialist public ownership
more efficient, although other forms of management such as joint
ventures and self-employment are recognize.
Murillo added that
it is a sustainable model in the economic, social and environmental
issues linked to development, hence the updating process gives priority
to the productive forces, and therefore he rejected misinterpretations
of these concepts and objectives.
In his speech to parliament
members, he reiterated that the socialist enterprise will have a major
role in the updating process, but in a different way, which means more
efficiency and new methods of resource utilization.
the development program, he said that the country needs a long-term
system based on planning, free of accumulated structural problems, for
which adequate and sustainable policies are needed.
is also head of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and
Development, said they are working conceptualizing the economic model
and designing the foundations for a long-term program.