According to Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, during 2017, the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) facilitated almost $23 billion in investments.
In presenting Budget 2018 on Monday: `The Journey to the Good Life Continues’, Jordan noted that these investments will over time create in excess of 970 jobs across various sectors, including services, agriculture and energy.
Additionally he noted that Go-Invest anticipates making investments of $154 billion in 2018. This will create about 5,725 jobs. The entity is also scheduled to host the first ever Guyana Trade and Investment Exposition and updating the National Export and Investment Strategy.
The exposition will be aimed at promoting collaboration between private sector actors towards knowledge sharing and creating business partnerships.
“The Office anticipates up to 75 businesses participating in the Exposition, in April, 2018,” Jordan told the house.