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Banks DIH Treats its Waste

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Food and Beverage Giant Banks DIH has installed a multi million dollar Waste Water Treatment Facility at its Caribanks operations. Banks made the move in keeping with its thrust to always be environmentally friendly and to ensure that it optimizes the use of its resources.

Chairman of the company Clifford Reis in addressing a small gathering at the commissioning of the Plant on Wednesday said that the company has invested because of local and global concerns.

The representative of the Coca Cola Company Jeremy Faa said that the International Beverage company decided to support the venture and contributed half of the funding.

President Bharat Jagdeo who has been championing “Earth Causes” for awhile hoped that this waste water treatment plant would be the first of many in the country.

The President noted that Guyana has embarked on a low carbon development strategy and that Water Resources must be managed under this strategy. He sounded a word of caution with regard to the possibility of coastal contamination of the country’s freshwater aquifers by the intrusion of seawater. He reflected that a study had raised such a concern about the salt content of freshwater.

The banks DIH plant would return filtered water to the environment and the sludge byproduct can be used as fertilizer for some agro products.

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