Dubai eyes investments in Guyana’s Agri. sector

Representative from the Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Mr. Gaspar Lino, recently met with Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha to discuss a number of investment opportunities for Guyana’s agriculture sector.

During the meeting, Mr. Lino expressed his country’s willingness to invest in the agriculture sector in a number of areas.

Minister Mustapha, while giving an update on the meeting, said that the talks proved favourable and a detailed proposal of possible areas for investment will be submitted to the office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum soon.

“We were able to draft a preliminary list of areas for investments for Mr. Lino. My office is currently in the process of compiling a detailed investment package for him to take back to Dubai. As a Government we understand the need for investments in all the sectors. As we work to revitalize and resuscitate the agriculture sector, the Ministry will be engaging a number of investors, both locally and internationally. There are a number incentives and investment opportunities available, and I can easily say that there has been no better time to invest in Guyana,” Minister Mustapha said.

Some of the areas in the sector earmarked for investments are fertilizer production and assemblage, organic poultry rearing, coffee, cocoa, corn soya bean, spices and online agriculture and product development.