Final preparation in place for Region Three R.A.C.E

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Final preparations are being put in place for the hosting of the Essequibo Islands/West Demerara (Region Three) Regional Agricultural & Commercial Exhibition (RACE) 2018, at the National Track & Field at Leonora on Saturday, April 21.

[left to right] Halim Khan, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (C.C.I), Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO), Jennifer Ferriera-Dougall, Regional Information Officer Ganesh Mahipaul.

The exhibition, the first ever to held in the region will be hosted under the theme “For a Good Life, Region Three in a Green Economy.”

Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO), Jennifer Ferriera-Dougall told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the fair will showcase the “best of the best” of the region’s vast agriculture potential whilst creating a market for their produce to be sold. The DREO along with other officials from the region including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (C.C.I) today checked on the preparations for the exhibition at the venue in Leonora.

“What we hope to do is have them (participants) extend their consumer base,” Ferriera-Dougall said, adding that the regional administration hopes to make this event an annual one and also intends to extend it to three days instead of one.

President of C.C.I., Halim Khan said that the organisation hopes to establish a directory with the contact information of those participating in the exhibition for future business ventures. He added that C.C.I., is also looking to establish ties with international markets particularly Suriname as way to open new training opportunities for the farmers.

The exhibition will feature approximately 80 booths showcasing the region’s products, crops and livestock. It will also include a cultural show followed by food, games and other activities.

 

By: Neola Damon

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