U.S pumps over $116M into new GDF Coast Guard training center
The United States Government has invested US$555,000 (G$116.1M) to renovate the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard Training Center, Kingston.
The money was also used to construct a concrete boat pad at Coast Guard Headquarters, Hinds. U.S Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch attended a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and toured the facility on Thursday.
“This investment should leave no doubt as to how serious the United States considers the security of Guyana and its importance to the region, as it will enable the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard to have better access to their patrol boats,” Ambassador Lynch was quoted as saying in a press release issued by the U.S Embassy.
The investment was made as part of the USG support to enhance the overall effectiveness of joint exercises between the United States and partners nations. Guyana hosted the 13-partner nation military exercise Tradewinds 2021 and will host again in 2023.