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$100M To Be Accessible For Aquaculture Investors

by 5m Editor
18 August 2011, at 1:00am

GUYANA - Aquaculture investors will be able to access a $100M capital funding to expand, following the processing of farmers application project proposals, which is being conducted by the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry.

The NationalCommunicationsNetworkInc reports that this was revealed by Agriculture Minister, Robert Persaud, who says this project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank.

The $100M funding for aquaculture investors was expected to become available by last month but was delayed by the Inter-American Development.

Minister Persaud assures however that farmers proposals are being processed and funds are expected to be disbursed by this month end.

This is an important area in agriculture diversification so a lot of the investors and farmers have finalized their proposals and theyre currently being considered by the financial institution that has won the bid to disburse this resource.

This aquaculture capital financing project is part of the Ministry of Agricultures farmers financial facility, which caters for all classes of farmers.

All these facilities are in the process of reviewing and looking at the project proposals with the aim of targeting disbursement very soon.

The minister points out that the funding project was formed to help reduce the high cost investors have to face when starting such businesses. He adds that technical support will also be made available to aquaculture farmers during the project.

Aquaculture is relatively new to Guyana and as such its economic contributions go toward the fisheries sector, which contributes just over 3.5 per cent to the National GDP.

5m Editor