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21 Cuban engineers headed to Guyana to help revitalise sugar industry

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The first group of twelve Cuban engineers who are traveling to Guyana to be attached to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) would depart Havana this evening.

The Head of the Group, Mr. Guillermo Reynosa Rodriguez, has already arrived in Georgetown ahead of his colleagues, and, along with the Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Jorge Soberon, is actively preparing for their arrival.
It is

expected that by the end of this week the second group of nine engineers that would be engaged by NDIA will travel to Georgetown.

Last Friday, May 10, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed, met with the entire team of twenty-one specialist engineers and technicians at the AZCUBA Headquarters in Vedado, Havana. In a short Presentation, he spoke about the economic transformation that is unfolding in Guyana under the Administration President Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and paid particular attention to Government’s commitment to the revitalization of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO).

Ambassador Majeed then gave a background to the changes that are taking place in GUYSUCO, including plans for mechanization of the industry, introduction of new varieties of sugar cane, and refurbishing the sugar cane factories, among other things.

The Guyana Embassy in Cuba, he said, has been the catalyst in ensuring that that assurances given by His Excellency President Ali to the Guyanese people in terms of re-starting GUYSUCO on a sound technical footing would be met in a timely manner.

The Guyana Ambassador was accompanied to the meeting by First Secretary of the Embassy, Mr. Quincy Younge, and Ms. Arlenys Ponce, the Embassy official tasked with the responsibility for dealing with Cuban companies.

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