$200M technical institute completed in Region 9

−to be commissioned this month

DPI Guyana, Thursday, January 2, 2020

A $200M technical institute has been completed at Bina Hill, Annai (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and will be commissioned this month.

The Hinterland Green Enterprises Centre is a 20,000 square foot, two-storey, concrete and wooden structure, with eight classrooms, a modern computer and science laboratory, a large auditorium, and lecture room.

This was announced by Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, the Hon. Sydney Allicock during a recent interview with the DPI. The minister explained that the institute would meet the demand for skilled personnel in the hinterland regions.

The institute is located in the same compound as the Bina Hill Youth Learning Centre and will accommodate 120 students from Regions 1, 7, 8, 9, and 10. It will offer a curriculum in sustainable enterprise leadership and an enterprise support unit.

Minister Allicock said the institute would also offer a two-year hands-on course in enterprise design and start-up, management, sustainability, and leadership, as well as access to business support services.

The project’s main objective is to stimulate economic growth by creating and supporting innovative leaders with the capacity and know-how to lead businesses in the challenging hinterland environment while driving upstream demand for local products and services.

This project will be replicated in Regions 1, 7, and 8 with the feasibility studies done last year. It is in keeping with the administration’s effort to bridge the education gap between hinterland and the coastland.