Belt and Road Initiative aiding transformation of participating countries – Min. Indar

Importantly, Minister Indar said while the initiative is being pursued, it must be approached sustainably.

“Environmental considerations, social impacts and debt sustainability must be carefully managed to ensure benefits of connectivity do not come at the expense of the planet,” the Minister added.

On the sidelines of the event, Minister Indar told the press that uptick in Guyana’s infrastructure portfolio following oil and gas production makes the BRI even more important as it provides access to technology and financing.

The Presidents of China, Russia, Argentina and Prime Minister of Egypt, among others, delivered remarks at the opening session and breakout sessions of the event. Attendees also heard presentations from the UN Secretary General and President of ICAO. (DPI)