Originally Posted by caribny:
Originally Posted by Demerara_Guy:
The specific issue is steps to provide this aspect of the contract.
We now need to wait until after the designated period to see what develops.
So why havent they already done so, and now need to be told to do so by Trotman. Last year ordinary Lindeners were complaining that the Chinese were selling raw logs and that few Guyanese were benefitting from this trade. The Chinese were also destroying the roads, and not contributing to their upkeep.
Linden would have been a perfect site for such a plant, given its role as gate way to the interior.
This is just another PPP mess that must be cleaned up. They awarded contracts to these huge Asians companies, telling Guyanese that they could expect significant employment and value added production. Instead they took bribes to look the other way.
A project for Linden like that takes a huge outlaying capital. With no returns for a great many years. Even with Chinese capital, they would be skeptical to put out that amounts of money in Guyana. If the GOG wants to produce wood products, then they must promote it. Once up and running. Profit making. Recapture their costs by selling shares on the stock market.
Other than dat, as Itame said, "stop cutting the trees and white people will pay for not doing it. The Amazon is experiencing drought-something to do the winds prevailing in Costa Rica. The Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.