The Guyana Government is teaming up with officials at the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) to fund an Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Portal Project at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
During a press conference that was held by Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo today, he said that 90 percent of the project financing would come from the United Arab Emirates while the remainder would be handled by the government.
He said the project is expected to see a number of e-gates being installed.
“So in about a year or so, it would be paperless coming through our airport. But there would be a lot of security features such as retinol scan and fingerprint scanning,” the Vice President said.
He also noted that customs officers would be sent on attachments at ADEX for the training required to operate the new facilities.
Established by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in 2019, the Abu Dhabi Exports Office offers financing solutions to help increase the country’s export volume and promote UAE export business in the global markets.
ADEX’s mandate includes providing credit facilities to overseas buyers and importers via direct and indirect loans and guarantees, thereby enhancing the export sector’s pivotal economic role and promoting its global competitiveness.
This is in line with the UAE’s economic diversification strategy. The entity also seeks to expand the range of locally made exported goods and services, being among the main pillars of the country’s sustainable development.