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Co-operative Republic of Guyana… Land of Gold, Diamonds, Many Waters

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana, headed by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, who is currently on an official visit to the country, is located on the northern mainland of South America, bordered by Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the nine countries that make up the Amazon rainforest, with an area of 214,969 square kilometers.

Being the only English-speaking country in South America, Guyana is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. It also shares maritime borders with Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, and is a gateway to North America.

The population of Guyana is less than one million, and the population hails from the Americas, Europe, Portugal, Africa, India, and China, and they unite together to create a unique cultural experience, distinguished by different dialects, cuisines, arts, fashion, music, and other forms of expression.

According to a statement from Exxon Mobil, Guyana has large high-quality oil reserves, estimated at 33 billion undiscovered barrels, with the potential to produce 750,000 barrels per day by 2025.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is called the “land of Many Waters”; as it includes 276 waterfalls and four major rivers, which makes its hydroelectric power a reliable source of electricity and sunlight throughout the year also creates a stable source of solar energy in addition to the coastal plains in Guyana allow the operation of powerful turbines to become a sustainable source of energy.

Guyana is famous for the production of gold, diamonds, and semi-precious stones, as the mining sector exports these and other materials in high-quality bauxite, copper, iron, nickel, and aluminum.

The area of forests in Guyana is about 18.5 million hectares, and more than 1,000 species of trees have been classified from the Amazon region. Its main exports from these forests include raw timber and refined cotton charcoal, and its skilled artisans also produce a variety of handcrafted furnishings for home and office use.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has large numbers of skilled workers who serve in the industry sector, which contributes to lower production costs, as Guyana is famous for packaging agricultural products, the creation of clothing for various brands, the production of a steady supply of medicines, beverages, and industrial materials, and its strategic location allows it to meet the demand for manufactured, packaged products using global distribution channels.

Guyana has more than 400,000 hectares of arable land, fertile soil, and distinctive weather that helps grow crops producing sugar, flour, rice, fresh and frozen fruits, vegetables, as well as animal and marine production.

At the level of the tourism and hospitality sector, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a distinguished tourist destination due to its unique cultural heritage, landscapes, and tourist attractions that make it the undiscovered jewel of the Amazon, and Guyana airport has recently been expanded to facilitate the movement of many flights, increase the number of visitors, and owns many high-end hotels. Guyana is keen to have vocational training in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Education in Guyana is seen as a bridge out of poverty, the only way to permanently improve the quality of life of its citizens in all sectors.

Guyana is famous for the quality of teaching, modernizing its curricula, and normalizing e-learning in classrooms and vocational training centers.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has several advantages that make it an ideal location for Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), as its English-speaking heritage and good approach have led to the opening of many business process facilitation (call centers) companies specializing in outside sales or telemarketing.

Guyana strives to raise awareness of the need to improve medical services and facilities, particularly in maternity care, oncology, and mental health, and its rural and urban communities benefit from well-equipped hospitals, comprehensive health centers, advanced technological treatments, and high-quality medicines.

Guyana is expanding infrastructure projects such as highways, roundabouts, bridges, banks, airports, laying communication cables, and building cell towers to serve the population, schools, universities, hospitals, and factories to keep pace with the massive economic transformation in all sectors.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has several national celebrations, the most important of which is Independence Day which falls on May 26 of each year, in which the celebration of the anniversary of Guyana’s independence from the UK on May 26, 1966, and preparations for this day begin months in advance, usually ending at midnight, as thousands gather at the National Cultural Center to participate in the flag-raising ceremony, listen to the president’s speech, enjoy a variety of performances, including painting the Maypole, listening to poems, music, and songs, where the festivities end with a grand fireworks display and local specialties.

Guyana also celebrates Emancipation Day on Aug. 1 of each year, and it is also called Freedom Day in Guyana and other parts of the Caribbean, in which the people of Guyana celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery on Aug. 1, 1838. On this day, residents of all cultural backgrounds wear different and traditional African clothes and offer artistic and cultural performances that include traditional dances, African music, drum,s and food, fun shows, and games.

Source: Qatar News Agency