Over 4,000 jobs expected from mega East Coast industrial park


A new industrial park is being established along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) and Attorney General Anil Nandlall says more than 4,000 jobs will be created through this venture.

The Attorney General, speaking during Saturday’s government outreach at Melanie Damishana, ECD, said this park will provide all of the much-needed technical support to the oil and gas industry in a matter of years.

The massive industrial park will be built on canefields aback Melanie Damishana to Enmore, on the East Coast corridor.

Importantly, the Attorney General touted that it will be the largest industrial park in the Caribbean and will create between 4,000 to 5,000 jobs.

And this facility ties into the wider industrialisation plan for the ECD corridor, he said; adding that further industrial developments are planned for Ogle.

Former Parliamentarian James Bond (right) and other residents engaging Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill (left) at the government outreach activity at Melanie Damishana, on the East Coast of Demerara (Photo: News Room/ July 30, 2022)

“… the East Coast has been earmarked for tremendous transformational development, both for infrastructure and job creation,” Nandlall underscored.

To satisfy the expected labour needs at the mega East Coast facility and in other sectors of the economy, the Attorney General implored the residents to exploit scholarship and training opportunities available to them.

This industrial development plan was outlined previously by President Dr. Irfaan Ali as part of Guyana’s diversification plan. The Port Mourant training centre in Berbice is being converted to a new technical training centre to cater for the skills needed in the oil and gas sector.

Similarly, Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony told the residents that there are increasing labour needs within the health sector as the government pursues an ambitious plan to transform the healthcare sector.

He told the residents that there are about 20 different training programmes offered by the Health Ministry, ranging from community health workers to medexes.

“… we want people, we need people.

“We want people to take advantage of these opportunities so they can have a career in health,” Dr. Anthony said.

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