Dear Editor,
The beautiful area of ​​Kurupukari can be considered one of the best options for the future development of Guyana. It is centrally located in Guyana and close to the tropical forest of Iwokrama which His Excellency President Hoyte and President Dr. Jagan have endorsed as an example and gift to the world for sustainable habitat.
Amidst our beautiful country where many Amerindian tribes still call home and have a history that goes back thousands of years, this location would be exceptional for the responsible development of our country. Maintaining the environmental integrity of the location while building a sustainable city in the future will allow the indigenous community to maintain their way of life and enable efficient and effective management of our country. This central location also allows for excellent management and maintenance of the boundaries of our sovereignty. It will be a great location for expanding regional control and establishing a capital that is less vulnerable to the ever-changing climate.
Given its proximity to the Linden-Lethem highway, increasing trade with our neighboring countries and improving the use of available natural resources will no longer suffer from the coastal focus that has hindered investment inside the country.
The Kurupukari area is also a great location for bird watching and a full immersion experience in ecotourism, which can easily be displayed in the inland setting of our country. The history of unsustainable balata bleeding in the area can be a great lesson learned from unsustainable exploitation of our Earth’s resources and will add value to the story and purpose of the Guiana Shield represented by a capital city in the Kurupukari area.
The city center could boast an expansive green space with a plaza and cultural center with indoor and outdoor platforms that allow the various Amerindian tribes to showcase their culture while embracing the tourism industry. City center museums, libraries, schools and universities will also allow for the exploration of our rich Amerindian heritage and provide opportunities to learn more about our planet, its climate, animals, plants and nature in general. The inclusion of nature parks will bring family fun back into focus with nature walks and eco-friendly recreation.
Moving just beyond the city center focus can be added to allow for crafts, art and restaurants that offer Guyana’s multi-ethnic flavors. Hotels and conference facilities should be located just beyond the restaurant grounds to allow easy access to accommodation while keeping the necessary comforts and essentials within walking distance.
This leads us to an area of ​​essentials a little further out of the city center that includes banks, markets, health clinics, department stores and malls. Venturing even further away from the rich cultural center of the city we should add the necessary support that comes with an efficient city that cares for and protects its citizens. This is where the courts, Police headquarters, fire brigade headquarters, religious facilities and hospitals can be located. Beyond this 4th outer city center zone, we can add the governance structure that allows for the development of a national administration across the ten regions. This would include our various Ministries, the President’s Office and his residence and some key Government officials. Beyond this 5th zone, housing developments can be established followed by manufacturing areas and then environmentally friendly farming areas that support the city and export enterprises that can leverage the city’s outskirts network . The core of the renewable energy grid that supports the nation as a whole can be set a little further to ensure security and opportunity for expansion as the nation continues to develop. Finally, in the 10th outer zone, the military and prisons can be located beyond the core of the renewable energy grid to ensure the security and security of the capital.
Here are a few ideas to consider as we embark on a national game-changing development plan. Choosing a location at the heart of our national development plan, and then establishing a clear timeline and strategic plan for our nation’s long-term development remains the top priority that must be addressed as we leverage the resources currently available.

Best wishes,
Jamil Changlee

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