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DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Guyana is the first country in the Commonwealth to sign up to the Maritime Economy Plan which aims to develop the country’s potential in the sector. The government is receiving support from the Commonwealth Maritime Economics Programme in the crafting of the plan.

At the opening ceremony for the consultations, British High Commissioner to Guyana, HE Greg Quinn commended the forward-thinking by the government of Guyana. He noted that the goal is to encourage sustainable marine development. The consultations were held at the British High Commissioner’s residence, Bel Air. “I believe this reflects the vision of the government and all its agencies. They are aware of the fact that the future of Guyana must rest in its effective use and conservation of all sectors of the country’s economy,” the High Commissioner stated.

He further said: “The plan aims to identify sectors of the maritime industries that foster sustainable development and to prepare a tailored action plan to address gaps, overcome obstacles and build capacity to grow those sectors. In the process, it will consider the government’s short, medium and long-term priorities.”

ISAIAH BRAITHWAITE isaiah.braithwaite@dpi.gov.gy

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