With the official launch of Caribbean Concrete Guyana Incorporated production facility and oxygen plant at Amelia’s Ward, over 200 Lindeners are expected to gain employment at the company. The company offers ready mix concrete for building construction which is in addition to its zinc manufacturing, lumberyard and other operations at its Amelia’s Ward site. Already the company has benefited from government projects such as the 1000 homes construction that is ongoing at Amelia’s Ward.
Delivering the keynote address, Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr Ashni Singh said the investment is a manifestation of the heightened investor response to the policy conditions created by the Government.
The minister also spoke of the importance of such initiatives to community development and upliftment, even as he assured the people of Region 10 of the government’s unwavering support to improve their livelihoods.
The initiative came at a time when the US$190 million Linden to Mabura Road project project is being undertaken as well as the 1000 homes project in Amelia’s Ward. Funds are being acquired to commence resurfacing of the Soesdyke-Linden highway road.
Minister of Public Works, Bishop Edghill, cited the Fiscal Enactment (Amendment) Act of 2008 which paved the way for incentives to be available for investments in every region. He, therefore, encouraged the residents to familiarise themselves with that legislation and take advantage of all the opportunities for investments to create jobs in the mining town.
Minister of Housing of Dominica, Reginald Austrie, commended the company for the work they have been doing locally and regionally and looks forward to working with the company on future development projects.
The company also received two ISO Certifications for its new oxygen plant. In keeping with the company’s corporate social responsibility, the Owner of Caribbean Concrete Guyana, Amar Chetram also donated $1 million in oxygen installation materials to commence an Oxygen Installer training programme at the Linden Technical Institute.
Housing and Water Minister, Collin Croal, Chief Executive Officer, Go-Invest, Dr Peter Ramsaroop, Regional Chairman, Deron Adams and other officials were also in attendance.