Guyana, Suriname key to mitigating global energy poverty – Suriname’s President

President of Suriname, H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi addresses the opening of the Conference, (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Guyana and Suriname have the potential to address the global energy needs, President of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi said on Tuesday.

He was at the time delivering remarks during the opening of the International Energy Conference and Expo currently underway at the Marriot hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.

“In charting the ways forward, a sustainable renewable energy future, we will need to take important and fundamental decisions in the areas of energy education, renewable energy, local content development and strategic energy cooperation.”

“We will need to empower our people and private sector… in my view in building a sustainable energy future goes with special responsibility with the population with how they consume safe energy and also how to mitigate the harmful impacts of the oil and gas industry.” 

President chandrikapersad Santoki 

He said the countries’ oil and gas industry could help to mitigate “the global energy poverty which makes it difficult for almost a billion people to develop a productive livelihood.”

“In championing this transition we must recognise that others have gone before us and have profited from the earned revenues to develop a modern economy and create a future path of economic development, where oil and gas may not play such a significant role anymore,” he stated.

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