Senior Fellow attached to the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Janaki Alavalapati today concluded his four day visit to Guyana with a meeting with Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud.
Alavalapati, who is also Head of the VirginiaTech College of Natural Resources and Environment, says the main aim of his visit was to explore possibilities of sustainable forestry and land use.
He says while Guyana has programmes in place to achieve this, there are some key issues still affecting them.
The Professor pointed out that knowledge of the species, enhancement of value added in the forestry sector, capacity building and effective land use are some of the issues affecting Guyana on its journey to sustainable forestry.
Additionally, Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud says the issues highlighted are ones that come up daily.
Speaking on the topic of value adding, Persaud says this is dependent on a reliable and affordable supply of energy and that here is where the Amaila Falls project would have played its part. [Akash Ramlackhan]