Public/private sector group briefed on water distribution, waste water tech

Some of the participants in the Water Technology forum with Minister in the Ministry of Social Protection Keith Scott (centre)

A two -day workshop designed to bring Guyana’s private and public sectors up to date with the latest technologies in a range of fields including water transmission and distribution and waste water treatment wrapped up here Wednesday afternoon with participants agreed that Guyana must embrace the latest technologies if it is to be competitive in offering quality products and services to local and international markets.

The critical importance of building sustainable infrastructure and the application of best practices in implementing development projects was also underscored.

 As Guyana seeks to become a more competitive business destination it is imperative that the nation keeps up to date with the latest technologies, best practices and the requisite skills training.

This was the message delivered by chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana  Desmond Sears when he formally declared open the piping and related technology workshop on Tuesday at the Symposium at Duke Lodge.

The workshop put on by Core and Main, a leading supplier of waterworks and related equipment and material was held to introduce the latest technologies in piping and related services to technicians and engineers in the water, sewerage, oil and gas, mining, agriculture and other sectors in Guyana. Among the manufacturers introducing the latest technologies and relevant training to the Guyanese participants are US Pipe, Orenco Systems, Sensus, George Fischer, Vacuworx, iWater and SL-Serco.

In welcoming the visiting company representatives to Guyana the PSC chairman said the workshop “is timely since it seeks to introduce the latest technologies and augment the understanding of local technicians of the present best practices in a host of fields including water transmission and distribution, drainage, fusible piping, centralized waste water treatment and advance metering, to name a few.”

Sears pointed to Guyana’s relatively young population which “is very eager to learn. To complement the theoretical base and to some extent the practical workings as done at the University of Guyana and the Government Technical Institute among other institutions, it is important to continuously build and improve our capacities.”

Participants in the workshop were drawn from a number of public and private sector agencies and entities.

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