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Minister Walrond praises evolution of flagship Rupununi expo as Lethem attracts int'l attention

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond (Photo: Ministry of Housing and Water)

The two-day Rupununi Business and Investment Exposition took place at the Tabatinga Sports Complex, providing investment opportunities from international stakeholders for attendees.

The 2022 Rupununi Expo featured farmers from all districts of the Region selling their produce, as well as local businesses and Government agencies info booths with vital information on how Guyanese can improve their businesses.

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond praised the expo, speaking at the opening ceremony.

“This expo is one of the flagship events organised by the Rupununi Chamber of Commerce. From its modest beginnings over 20 years ago from a simple market day, officially known as Rupununi day. This event has evolved to much anticipated well-structured event we see here, the Rupununi expo.”

President of the Brazil-Guiana Chamber of Commerce, Remídio Monai, encouraged Brazilian businessmen to invest in Guyana. He also praised the significant development in Rupununi over the years.

Some action from the Rupununi Business and Investment Exposition

Minister Walron emphasised that many networking opportunities were available at the expo.

“The contemporary expo generates interest not only within Region Nine, but we also see participation other regions in Guyana, from Brazil and from the Caribbean. We recognise our friends from Brazil, and the visiting investment team from Barbados.”

Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo )is poised to become a central hub for logistics and the value-added sector, as Guyana, Northern Brazil and Barbados aim to offset development in this region through a tripartite approach.


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