Russian Ambassador Courtesy Call on GWI CEO

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Alexander Kurmaz on Tuesday, September 8 paid a courtesy call on newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Water Incorporated, Mr. Shaik Baksh at his office. During their meeting, the following key areas were discussed for future collaboration between water utilities of the two countries, particularly for technical assistance:

  1. Improved treatment processes/technology, specifically as it relates to tackling high iron content in ground water
  2. The study of Ground Water Resources and the effects of water extraction from the aquifer in light of Climate Change
  3. The use of alternative energy, especially solar power and windmill infrastructures for water production and distribution in Hinterland communities
  4. And, Short term technical training for staff in the areas of water treatment technology, ground water resources, plant operations and maintenance and alternative energy systems.
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