Construction is presently ongoing at Lot 43 A Friendship, East Bank Demerara on what will be Guyana and the Caribbean’s first Marine and Off-Shore Training Institute.
The Atlantic Ventures Inc. (AVI), which says it is a “100% Guyanese owned company” has partnered with Alexarya Corporation International, an investment and development corporation based in India, to establish a Joint-Venture “AtlanticAlexarya Maritime Development Guyana Inc.,” with a common purpose of investing in the development of Guyana’s growing Maritime Industry.
A maritime Institute is a technical school, focused on teaching practical skills to high-caliber seafarers to meet the highest standard of professionalism required in the ever-changing and demanding shipping industry.
This joint-venture will see developments above US$35M within the next five years. AtlanticAlexarya Maritime Development Guyana Inc. (AAMDG) will not only facilitate a Marine and Off-shore Institute, but plans are already in place for the construction of a shipyard and drydock to be used for shipbuilding, ship repairs, and complete ship management.
The team from AAMDG, within the past week, has met with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GoInvest Dr. Peter Ramsaroop; Ministers of Public Infrastructure Juan Edghill and Indar Deodat; and Stephen Thomas, the Director-General of the Maritime Administration Department, all of whom have committed to working together with the Joint Venture company towards the development of this project.
The Atlantic Ventures Inc. (AVI), represented by Miranda Thakur-Deen and Asif Hamid, is among the very few companies in the Region with ISO 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationship (CBR) certification, which specifically addresses collaborations between Foreign and Local companies to come together to jointly address the industry needs. AVI is also ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance Control (QMS) certified and ISO 45001:2018 Health, Safety, and Management (OHSMS) certified.
The administrative team, under the direct management of AVI’s Vice President Nicola Whittaker, is working on setting up the Secretariat and Admissions office by the end of April, 2021. An awareness campaign is expected to be launched soon.
This development project will guarantee over 600 jobs being given to local Guyanese in the welding, fabrication, mining, marine, tourism, and education sectors, the company said.