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April 15, 1999. >

CUBANS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SAVAGE MARABU PLANT By Tania Quintero, Cuba Free Press.

HAVANA - Las Tunas, a province more than 600 kilometers (360 miles) from the capital, is the only one where the people have found uses for marabu, the most savage and pesky of Cuban plants.

Some time ago the 'Tuneros' (Tunas' residents) learned to convert marabu into wood for the construction of doors and windows. Now they have decided to use marabu to build veneer for many different uses. They call the new product Galvalon.

Its main use still will be for fabrication of doors, windows and frames. Its durability is estimated to be 20 years when exposed to the outdoors and its cost is much less than that of other woods.

The chief of the factory where Galvalon is produced says that its use will go beyond construction of residences; it also will be used in replacement of deteriorated windows in schools and health centers.

Tania Quintero, Cuba Free Press.


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