The governor of the Guárico state, José Vásquez, said this Friday during his radio program "En Directo con el Gobernador", that the Special Agri-Food Economic Zone, created by President Nicolás Maduro, represents for the country a new productive culture that will carry out the llanera region, together with the states of Anzoátegui, Monagas, Sucre, Bolívar, Nueva Esparta and Delta Amacuro.
"We not only produce oil, we also deepen in front of the fields what is agricultural development, the production of food necessary for our country and for export," he continued.
The first authority from Guarique indicated that in the first work meeting held this Thursday in Maturín, Monagas state, headed by the Minister of Agricultural Production and Lands, Wilmar Castro Soteldo and leaders of the eastern part of the country, goals were established such as the creation of a role of work that defines the agricultural potential of each participating region, as well as the structuring, industrial and infrastructure projects.
"Guárico has production of corn, rice, legumes, livestock, chicken, pork, fishing, cassava and others... We have to have all of this ready on a working paper for Monday, because the goal is that next Friday we will deliver to the president of the region's project”, emphasized Vásquez.
Guárico will add more than 3 million hectares to the Agri-food Economic Zone
The llanero ruler mentioned that the state has a capacity of more than 3 million 700 thousand hectares for the production of various items, of which a large part will be enhanced through the new agri-food instance.
“We thank President Nicolás Maduro for taking us into account for the creation of this Economic Zone. Thank you for the support and for placing Guárico once again as the person in charge of the productive issue in the country”, concluded Vásquez.