The Special Economic Agri-Food Zone of the East —Created by President Nicolás Maduro this week — will allow the strengthening of agricultural and livestock policies in the region, indicated this Sunday the governor of the Guárico state, Jose Manuel Vasquez.
In statements broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión, he highlighted the incorporation of the Monagas and Guárico states into the economic zone because, despite being oil-producing countries, they can be beneficial for the nation's productive process.
“It is a new productive economic model and we see how these states, which have oil, are incorporated into the production process. I believe that decreeing this zone comes like a glove because it organizes agricultural and livestock policies for food production at the national and international level," Vásquez said during the program. Cultivating Homeland.
"All this synchronized portfolio on reality will now allow us to articulate great investment, production and national sovereignty efforts," he added.
For his part, the governor of Monagas state, Ernesto Luna, highlighted the entity's potential to strengthen production, not only in agricultural and livestock matters.
“We from the characterization, the mapping, of the zoning of the crops that we have done in the Monagas state. Monagas has more than 1.300.000 agricultural hectares, mechanized, ”he pointed out.
The governor of Sucre, Gilberto Pinto, pointed out that due to the work carried out by the fishing sector, growth has been achieved in this area, which will allow exports, especially in terms of sardines and tuna.
Specifically, he explained that the entity presented a 42% increase in sardine and tuna fishing during the first half of 2023.
Remember that the last thursday, the Minister for Productive Agriculture and Land, Wilmar Castro Soteldo, held a meeting with the governors that make up the Eastern Agrifood Special Economic Zone (ZEE), to evaluate strategies aimed at strengthening the region.
The meeting was held in the state of Monagas, where the state's governor, Ernesto Luna, participated; Anzoátegui, Luis José Marcano; Guarico, Jose Manuel Vasquez; Bolivar, Angel Marcano; and Sucre, Gilberto Pinto Blanco.
A roadmap for the productive development of this region is expected to be presented next week.
This ZEEA is made up of 5.453.704 hectares and aims at the production of food from national and international investment.