Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali this evening attended the launch of the International Building Expo 2022 at the Pegasus Hotel. The event was held under the theme ‘A New Frontier for Building a One Guyana’.
It was attended by members of the Government, including the Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, members of the Diplomatic Corps and numerous private sector representatives.
Building Expo 2022 will run from July 22-24, 2022, at the National Stadium in Providence. Following the feature address, President Ali unveiled a 3D Map of the venue.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, President Dr Irfaan Ali met with a high-level team from the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.
The team was led by its newly appointed Executive Director, Ansari Hosein and the Chief Executive Officer of CARDI’s commercial subsidiary, CACSH, Maurice Wilson.
CARDI’s local representative, Jhaman Kundun, was also at the meeting.
President Ali reminded the team that CARICOM has identified agriculture as a key component of development for the region with a priority on food security. He also spoke about the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo in May and the global interest that surrounds it.
The Head of State was joined by the Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha.
Dr Irfaan Ali also met with the Chairman of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), Dr Wendell Samuel and the CEO of the CDF, Mr Rodinald Soomer, at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on the same day.
The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) is an institution of the Caribbean Community that was established in 2008 whose mandate is to provide financial or technical assistance to disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors in the Community.
Dr Irfaan Ali also delivered the feature address at the first meeting of Guyana’s Information and Communication (ICT) Master Plan 2030 Discovery Kick-Off at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.
President Ali emphasised that the master plan should ensure that the country runs on the most efficient platform that encompasses every sector and stakeholder. He was joined by members of his cabinet, including the Vice President, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, and other Government representatives.
Addresses were also made by the Chief Technology Officer of the Maryland Department of Human Services, Subramanian Muniyasamy, Pakistan’s Chief IT Officer Wajid Mirza, and other international ICT experts.