President Dr. Irfaan Ali said that it is his Government’s vision to turn Guyana into “the number one eco-destination in this part of the region”.
To ensure that the country has a competitive edge, he said there will be massive development in the tourism sector in the near future. “We are not going to play second to any,” the Head of State declared.
He announced this while delivering the feature address at the Guyana Tourism Awards Gala which was held at Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown on Wednesday evening.
The President said that this vision for Guyana is very clear to the Government and will be complemented by the level of visibility that the oil and gas sector has brought to the country.
“Oil and gas and the resources from oil and gas will be used to make every single sector competitive.”
President Ali further said that Guyana has a quality tourism product, which is sustainable, long-lasting, and impactful on people and communities.
He underscored the strategies, the vision, and the need to promote Guyana, not just as a place, but a total experience. To this end, he said the PPP Government would ensure that official Christmas gifts are locally produced.
“We want to prove to you that these products are worthy of the highest offices; gifts to diplomats and every other person who gets those gifts. So we have to lead by example,” he added.