France wants to survey Guyana’s forest

A French delegation expressed an interest in surveying Guyana’s forest using satellite technology, during a recent courtesy call on President Bharrat Jagdeo.

In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Prefect of La Guyane Daniel Ferey said his delegation is hopeful about a collaboration. He said it will make use of “technology from French Guiana because it is space centre and we are proposing to the Government of Guyana to collaborate with us for that project.

But the meeting was very fruitful and we hope to start operations very soon with Guyana.”

Ferey also noted that his country, along with the rest of the world is impressed with the president’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and preserving natural resources. He noted that Jagdeo’s advocacy and leadership can be useful in French Guiana’s quest for forest preservation. “We hope with the leadership of President Jagdeo opting in to this technology, we will be able to bring results to Suriname and Brazil to have a survey by satellite as what we have in French Guiana,” he said.

The release said the French delegation also included French Honorary Consul resident in Guyana, Pierre Saint Arroman. The meeting was hosted at the Guyana International Conference Centre.

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