Finishing touches are being made to the exhibits for the fourth International Building and Construction Exposition under the theme, “Consolidating Partnerships for Sustainable Development” which opens today at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
During a site visit, Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali noted that a lot of investments from the public and private sectors are being channeled into the three-day event.
With regards to the investments being made, he emphasised that to get the expo to the standard it is, and to have all the exhibits and replicas; investors are piping in close to US$1.5M or even more.
“The private sector has come on board in a strong way, particularly the local and private developers,” Minister Ali highlighted.
The expo would see participation from international companies from Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, USA, Canada and Barbados. Minister Ali stressed that the Ministry is expecting a very successful expo due to the level of enthusiasm and interest.
“We hope that Expo Four brings to the exhibitors and consumers full satisfaction,” he added.
This fourth event, he said, has outdone its predecessors, and this is as a result of greater interest. For instance, the Ministry has had to turn away a lot of large exhibitors because of time (they were late) and in terms of readiness and being on schedule.