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The government has announced that it has met all requirements set out by the World Bank to access funds to start the science and technology programme at the University of Guyana.The World Bank in August 2011 announced the approval of a US$10 million loan to finance the unprecedented science and technology support programme at the University of Guyana geared at supporting the country’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).However,Cheap Jerseys, the money had not been released since,Cheap Jerseys From China, owing to the government not meeting the requirements.Presidential Advisor Gail Teixeira announced, yesterday, that the government of Guyana has since complied with the requirements set out by the Inter-American Development Bank,Nike NFL Jerseys China, which is responsible for the disbursement of the funds,Wholesale NBA Jerseys,She said that a steering committee has been set up and the first tranche of the funds is set to be released for the project to now proceed.The project’s goal is to revitalize the University’s science curriculum and support more applied research towards meeting the critical needs anticipated with the implementation of the LCDS.This is the first time that the Word Bank is supporting a tertiary education project of this kind in Guyana.The domains of study relevant to the LCDS that the University has already identified as requiring development, include  GIS and Remote Sensing; Climate Change and Climate Modeling; Hydrology (Water Resource Management); Ground Water Management; Alternative Energy; Agriculture Resources Management; Sustainable Forestry; Natural Resources Management; Food and Nutrition Technology; and Biodiversity Inventory and DNA Analysis.Some of the funding will go towards improving laboratory and building infrastructure at four faculties in a total of 14 buildings.Four science and technology faculties are to benefit. These are Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental and Earth Sciences,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, Natural Science and Technology. The labs will be fitted with scientific equipment to enable the delivery of practical science education and research and also establish a campus wide internet network.The funds will also boost the ability of the University to manage,Cheap Jerseys From China, monitor and evaluate the project, and plan future phases of its strategic plan.The World Bank estimates that an estimated 6,300 students and faculty members will benefit from this project.The US$10 million credit will be carried out over a period of five years and is provided by the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, the International Development Association (IDA).The University will have 20 years to repay the loan.
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