Venezuelan Government Imports 12 Million Toys via Christmas Plan

Venezuelan Minister for National Commerce Eneida Laya received a shipment of 12 million toys on Thursday at the Puerto Cabello Warehouse, in Carabobo state. She reported that the toys will be distributed, through the governors, in coordination with the Community Councils and the Local Supply and Production Committee (CLAP).

“In keeping with the recommendations of the President Nicolás Maduro, these toys will guarantee a happy Christmas for the children and for the country. We received the toys and they’ll be delivered street by street and house by house,” she said. Laya explained that the shipment contains educational and musical toys for infants, in addition to bicycles or skateboards, for example, for older children.

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The head of the National Commerce portfolio assured that this mechanism, a premise of the Bolivarian Government, has not stopped despite the imperial blockade and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many were betting that it would not happen because of the pandemic. On the contrary, the truth is that the toys are here and they have already been distributed to 12 states, including Anzoátegui, Amazonas, Delta Amacuro, Táchira, Bolívar, Zulia, Trujillo, Guárico, Cojedes and Monagas,” she said.

The minister reported that the toys will be distributed throughout the country starting December 16.

“We’re missing 13 states before we reach all of the regions,” said the Minister, while acknowledging the state entities whose joint effort made the reception of the cargo possible.

 

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(Alba Ciudad)

Translation: OT/JRE/SL