President Ali attended Sod Turning Ceremony of the Courtyard

The President of Guyana - Dr Irfaan Ali, attended the official Sod Turning Ceremony of the Courtyard by Marriott on Friday 2 July 2021. The Courtyard is to be built within the Cheddi Jagan International Airport - CJIA compound at Timehri.

Guyana: The President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, attended the official Sod Turning Ceremony of the Courtyard by Marriott on Friday 2 July 2021. The Courtyard is to be built within the Cheddi Jagan International Airport – CJIA compound at Timehri.

The Courtyard by Marriott is a brand of hotels which is owned by – Marriott International. The hotel would be designed for business travellers but would also welcome travelling families.

The Head of the state was also accompanied by various other government officials of Guyana island, including the Senior Minister within the office of the President with responsibility for Finance – Dr Ashni Singh, the Minister of Public Works – Juan Edghill, Minister within the Ministry of Public Works – Deodat Indar.

Despite this, the other officials that were present at the ceremony were the Minister of Tourism – Oneidge Walrond, Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water – Susan Rodrigues, US Ambassador – Sarah-Ann Lynch, various representatives from Cardinal Investment Inc and representatives from Bassoo Construction, among others.

The President of Guyana, during his address, stated that he is delighted to see that more Guyanese are coming to the forefront to take benefit of the contributory business climate and see the need to create ownership as the nation continues to progress.

Following the statement, President added, “The vision to view the opportunities and the enthusiasm to put systems in place is the trademark of ingenuity.”

This is the second US-branded hotel sod-turning ceremony in the past year and the second which is proceeded by a Guyanese family-oriented business.

While appreciating the United States government for its support, President Ali asserted, “I am so happy that Ambassador -Sarah-Ann, Lynch is present at the ceremony. The partnership in this vision is critical for developing nations.”

“This is a US-based brand. We all have seen over the last year great enthusiasm from investors all across the world, especially from the US.”

The head of the state further informed that 40 investors are knocking at Guyanas’ door for various investments in the airport.