…Signs agreement with Finance Minister to further cooperation

Yesterday, the Ministry of Finance successfully concluded the hosting of a Programming Mission by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) that seeks to identify projects to accelerate Guyana’s development.
The mission saw three intense days of meetings between a team of officials from the IsDB led by Dr. Sobir Komilov, the Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The mission aimed at developing a pipeline of potential projects for the medium term, 2019 – 2021, that would inform the work programme of the IsDB. According to the Finance Ministry in a missive to the press, discussions were focused therefore on identifying projects and programmes that seem most likely to have the greatest development impact in Guyana. Health Care, Wastewater treatment, renewable energy, housing, and infrastructure were among the areas identified for initial consideration in 2019. 
The Guyana Standard understands that discussions were held with the Ministries of Public Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Infrastructure, Communities, Social Protection, GoInvest, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and several Commercial Banks. 
The challenges and opportunities to advance Guyana’s development agenda were explored and priorities for action identified.  To close the mission, an agreement was signed between the Government of Guyana and the IsDB Group with both sides agreeing to continue collaborating on the development of the country.


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