Veterinary lab commissioned

President Donald Ramotar being given a tour of the new lab by Dr. Dane Hartley (second from right), Manager Designate of the lab (second from right) (GINA photo)
President Donald Ramotar being given a tour of the new lab by Dr. Dane Hartley (second from right), Manager Designate of the lab (second from right) (GINA photo)
The Guyana Livestock Development Authority’s Veterinary Services Laboratory (GINA photo)
The Guyana Livestock Development Authority’s Veterinary Services Laboratory (GINA photo)

A state- of -the -art veterinary lab which cost an estimated $326 million was yesterday launched at the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

According to the Government Information Agency, addressing top agricultural specialists, farmers, and others President Donald Ramotar said that the construction of the laboratory is yet another indication of the sector’s advancement towards the achievement of local food security efforts.

The private sector was urged, by the Head of State to take advantage of the new facility, and find ways to increase their own packaging capability and even abattoir facilities.

Chief Executive Officer of the GLDA, Dr. Dindyal Permaul said that the laboratory’s main aim was to protect consumers from diseases transmissible by livestock, and protect domestic agricultural production.

GINA said that the facility became a reality under the US $12.9 million, Agriculture Export Diversification Programme which encompassed several aspects such as agricultural diversification, enhancement of farm-to-access roads and livestock breeding programmes.

Manager Designate, Dr. Dane Hartley, said that with a recent United Nations study suggesting that the current rate of food production will need to be increased by 70% by 2050 to cope with the demands of an increasing global population, the demand for meat and other animal products will increase, and the lab will ensure that Guyana is poised to take advantage of this.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Passenger dies aboard CAL flight en route to New York

  2. Guyanese woman killed after car hit by NY drunk driving cop

  3. Guyanese remitting $$ from US may have to help pay for Trump wall

  4. Former AG Nandlall arrested over law reports

  5. Police probing report of plot against President – Harmon

  6. Essequibo mother of five charged with trying to kill husband

  7. Nurse who complained about APNU+AFC councillor transferred with immediate effect

  8. Two years jail for Ed Ahmad

  9. Pastor sentenced to 18 years for rape of six-year-old


Recommended For You