President Granger to Address World Bank on Green State

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President David Granger

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – President David Granger has been invited to make a presentation on Guyana’s Green State Strategy at the United states-based World Bank headquarters.

A government statement said that the invitation was made during a high-level meeting earlier this week with the World Bank’s Country Director for Caribbean Countries and Latin America, Tahseen Sayed .

The statement quoted her as saying that said there was much that the World Bank can learn from what Guyana is aspiring to achieve.

Sayed noted that with the emerging oil extractive industry, Guyana is in a unique position as it balances this sector with preserving the environment.

“A presentation on the aspirations of Guyana would be beneficial for both parties,” she said.
The statement gave no indication as to when Granger would make the presentation, but noted that the World Bank’s provision of technical and financial support to aid with the ‘Green Agenda’, were also discussed.

It said that the meeting which was also attended by Finance Minister Winston Felix was “‘substantive and strategic.’

According to its framework, the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) will guide Guyana’s economic and socio-cultural development over the next 15 years.

Consultations are ongoing across the country and head of the Department of Environment, Ndibi Schwiers, said earlier this month, said the GSDS is progressing well to its July 2018 deadline, the statement noted. – CMC

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