– impressed with Pritipaul Singh Investment Inc.’s continued development

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said on Monday that it is vital that the Government understands the long-term goals and visions of the Private Sector in order to craft policies and implement programs that will facilitate the country’s necessary growth.

President Irfaan Ali during a tour of Pritipaul Investment Inc on Monday

The Head of State said the relationship between the two bodies was synergistic and extremely important to the overall development of the country.
These sentiments were echoed when he visited Pritipaul Singh Investment Inc, Providence, Demerara East Bank (EBD), and McDoom, Greater Georgetown, on Monday.
The visit stemmed from the President’s campaign to diversify Guyana’s economy. Since taking office, the Head of State has been adamant that all sectors, including fisheries, would be strengthened.
During the visit on Monday, the President and his team were given a tour of the two locations where he was able to see first-hand the operations at the shrimp and fish processing plants.
“I thought it was necessary to come out and visit one of our largest production facilities in terms of our fisheries sector and the products they export. It was a pleasure and a great pleasure to visit Pritipaul Investments. What I’ve learned is the size of this investment, the size of the sector itself and the opportunities in the sector. ”

The ongoing expansion at the Providence location is worth more than US $ 75 million

President Ali also noted that it was essential for him to visit the facility to gain a better understanding of its processes and functions.
“I think that’s necessary to appreciate what’s happening in the sector. I am also very happy to hear about Pritipaul Singh Investment’s long-term plans, not only in wild catching, but in looking at aquaculture. The number of people employed here is huge, its contribution to the economy is undoubtedly huge indeed. ”
The President further said that he will visit more processing facilities over the coming weeks so that the Government is better informed about craft programs and policies to respond to operators’ needs. “It was a learning experience today. And I’m very happy to have visited. “
President Ali was the CEO of PSI, Pritipaul Singh Snr, Pritipaul Singh Jr. and other representatives of the company.
According to the CEO, the ongoing expansion at the Providence location is more than US $ 75 million and will see the addition of a state-of-the-art facility with increased capacity.
“What’s happening in Providence, we have to consolidate Pritipaul Singh Investments; we are moving our operations as we have two locations. Instead of having two locations, we consolidate the business. Because of what’s happening in the world environment, because of the economic situation, and to become more profitable it is wiser to consolidate the business and maximize our efficiency, ”Singh noted.
He added that the move will also create additional jobs.
Singh also expressed his appreciation to President Ali for his vision of expanding aquaculture in Guyana while noting that the facility he is currently building in Providence has the capacity to take on sector challenges.
He said his company will also be instrumental in marketing, production and export.
“At the end of the day the people of Guyana must benefit from what we do here, I’m happy to be on the President’s table.”

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