Guyana and Brazil a step closer to realising several joint large-scale infrastructural projects – 21st Feb 2013
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, 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.