Plans for building expo progressing

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Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali said plans for International Building Expo 2 are well underway and 105 exhibitors both from the region and further afield have confirmed their participation.

At a press briefing at the Guyana National Stadium last Wednesday, Ali said booths for the building and construction expo are fully booked, and that exhibitors are still seeking a spot. He said following the success of the first exposition, “Lots of new businesses emerged… the banking institutions saw an increase in loan applications and from the construction sector itself, we saw tremendous improvements.”

According to a Govern-ment Information Agency (GINA) press release, the exposition aims to meet housing and construction needs while promoting home ownership and boosting the construction sector. It is being held under the theme ‘Bridging the Gap-transforming Guyana’. Over the past year there has been tremendous growth in the building and construction sector and plans are in train to ensure that the second fair meets international standards. One exhibitor plans to showcase four models of homes, GINA said.

In addition, GINA reported Republic Bank Marketing Manager Michelle Johnson as saying that the Bank has recorded dynamic growth in the mortgage department, paving the way for potential home owners to realise their dreams. Meanwhile, Clinton Williams, President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association, meanwhile, urged investors to capitalise on the opportunities the exposition will provide.

Potential homeowners and persons in the construction and building sector will have an opportunity to see landscape designs, sample building materials, interior decoration layouts and designs for homes. Insurance companies, banking institutions, security companies and other companies are also expected to number among the exhibitors. The expo is set for July 29 to 31.

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