In the area of expanding the local value chain for wood products, the Government of Guyana has been exploring market opportunities for export of sawn lumber to Barbados and pre-fab to Ghana and other countries.

For the latter initiative, 120 pre-fab houses will be manufactured using local wood and exported to Ghana this year, in an effort to secure a long-term relationship with this potential market. This was disclosed by the Senior Minister with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh during his reading of Budget 2022.

Guyana Standard understands that the government will also work to resuscitate three kiln drying facilities at Essequibo, Berbice and Linden, which will support the supply of sawn lumber to the Barbados market, among many others.


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