Chinese Ambassador funds $6.4M playpark in West Canje

A spanking new playpark in West Canje, Berbice which was funded by the Chinese Government to the tune of $6.4 million was on Sunday commissioned.
The Lochaber Play Park was commissioned by the Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Guo Haiyan who pointed out that in recent years, the Guyana Government has vigorously been trying to take advantage of developmental opportunities and promoting the country’s modernization and transformation which has been catching the attention of the world.
She noted that Region Six plays an important role in CARICOM being able to achieve its 25 by 2025 goal while adding that each time she visits the region, development in every sector is evident.

Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Guo Haiyan, during the commissioning ceremony on Sunday

“China has been actively supporting Guyana’s development including the development of Region Six. This facility we opened today, I am proud that the embassy donated to the cause although it is not large, it represents the profound friendship between Chinese and Guyanese people,” the Chinese Ambassador related.
She noted that Chinese companies are doing their part to develop the region and pointed to the new hospital at New Amsterdam and the Palmyra Stadium which are currently under construction.

Children using the facility on Sunday

“I know more Chinese companies are interested in investing in this region and also some people of this region have participated in some shore training courses.”
She added that the embassy will continue to work to strengthen trade and cultural exchanges to bring the long-standing friendship between the two countries to a higher level.
Guyana and China established diplomatic relations for more than 50 years.
Meanwhile, Regional Chairman, David Armogan acknowledged the assistance Guyana has been receiving from the Chinese Government, noting that parks and open spaces are becoming a part of the developmental process.
“Today after many years, the children of this community would be having a park where they can come and play and enjoy themselves and have fun with each other. This is an important pillar of the developmental process of any developing country. Without parks and playfields, children are left at home to do whatever they want to do and, in these days, where you sleep with cell phones and wake up with cell phones, perhaps this is a good opportunity to leave your cell phones at home and come and have a good time here,” the Chairman said.
Armogan pointed out that the new facility is not only for children but adults should also make full use of the facility. The facility was constructed by Aubrey David.