Ministry of food imports beer to meet tourists’ demand
The biggest winner from Cuba's beer shortage is likely to be the Dominican Republic-based beer producer Presidente, which is supposed to deliver three million crates.
It said that the growing number of tourists trooping into the Caribbean Island requires more quantity of beer drink to enjoy their stay on the island.
The Vice Minister, Betsy Velazquez, said the annual planned production of 33 million crates would not be sufficient due to a rise in tourism and an increase in the number of private restaurants.
A crate of beer contains 24 cans or bottles each.
Last year, 3.5 million tourists made their way to Cuba, an increase of 17 per cent from 2014.
It said that the political friendship between the U.S. and Cuba had made the number of tourists to continually grow, with those visiting from the U.S. and other countries.
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