Guyana and Brazil discuss joint large-scale infrastructural projects – video

Guyana and Brazil a step closer to realising several joint large-scale infrastructural projects

Guyana and Brazil are a step closer to realising several joint large-scale infrastructural projects. This was revealed as a two day technical meeting between the sides concluded on Thursday. The Brazilian team included representatives of its energy, finance and investment sectors.

On Wednesday February 20, Finance Minister, Ashni Singh said, there are numerous areas of co-operation and the meeting formed part of the formal negotiations between the two sides.  

The meeting comes on the heels of a Memorandum of Understanding, inked by Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister and her Brazilian counterpart.

This MOU paved the way for a deep-water harbour, and other undertakings.

Transport and Works Minister, Robeson Benn said, deepening the economic partnership with Guyana’s southern neighbour is of importance to the two nations.

The Minister said, with the construction of the Takatu Bridge, they have already seen positive development for Guyana with Brazilian customers traversing on a daily basis.

Head of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), Mahendra Sharma and Executive Secretary of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington, made presentations to the technical committee.

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  • de castro  On February 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

    “cooperation” and not “confrontation” is the way forward…

    As Hugo Chavez exits the planet (che guevera re-incarnate) lets hope his successor goes to the
    venezuelan people for his endorsement to rule “democratically”…
    GUYANA can then also look westward to its neighbours for cooperation/development.

    Neighbours with common interests/investment is a step in the right direction…

    Politics has everything to do with Economics….

    kamptan

  • Wentworth Lionel Carrega  On February 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    This is the dream that many have written about, and what I have expressed, some 40 years ago, during my academic years. A fruition of a deep water habor brings about the reality that Guyana, despite severe critisims, emanating from periods of corruption and nepotism, is begining to engage in a dialogue that recognizes that ideology must face reality in a changing world of new ideas where economic intergration, through trade, is a must.

    This joint project ,beyond the signing of a memorandum of understanding, and many were signed and relegated to academic discussions, seems now to display a thinking that will move Guyana from a jejune player into the international scene. With this new project, and as an active participant with Brazil’s significant contribution, Guyana appears to be at the point of behaving creatively in the international playground of aspiring countries.

  • Clyde Duncan  On February 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    This is exciting news from Guyana about the economic relationship with a neighbour – I have said it before, Guyana could benefit from being Brazil’s neighbour, as much as Canada has beneiftted from being the USA’s neighbour. Brazil is a BRIC country [Brazil,Russia,Indian,China] – part of a powerful economic developing entity. Guyana: Hang Yo Mouth Whe’ The Soup Droppin’!

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