Twinning of Georgetown and Calcutta being reviewed.

–Mayor of Georgetown receives courtesy call from Indian High Commissioner

―pledges support with IT training for M&CC staff

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The twinning of Georgetown and Calcutta and the provision of Information Technology training for personnel of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council was discussed during a courtesy call to the Mayor of Georgetown, His Worship Ubraj Narine by High Commissioner of India to Guyana, His Excellency, V. Mahalingam.

Speaking to the media present, High Commissioner V. Mahalingam, highlighted that matters pertaining to a twinning arrangement between Guyana and India was examined. “…we are looking at the twinning arrangements with the city of Georgetown and I’ve discussed with the mayor …  whether we can have Calcutta in the twinning arrangement with Georgetown.”

The High Commissioner also indicated that in the area of human resource development and capacity building, through the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC), staff members of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council being trained in Information Technology.

High Commissioner V. Mahalingam also presented a copy of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) 2017-2018 programme to the mayor.

Mayor Narine noted that the strengthening of relations demonstrates the M&CC’s efforts to “build bridges” with other communities. He noted that they also discussed the scholarship programme and disclosed that residents of Georgetown can expect much more to result from this partnership.

Since taking office, this is the first official meeting between Mayor Ubraj Narine and the High Commissioner.

Guyana and India share several similarities which date back to their colonial past and the struggle for freedom However the relationship between these two countries has strengthened in recent years with enhanced cooperation in several fields.

Britany Roberts.

Images: Marceano Narine.