With the completion of the Takatu Bridge, which links Guyana and Brazil, the National Milling Company (NAMILCO), has said that the company has secured markets in Brazil.
Managing Director of NAMILCO, Bert Sukhai, at a media briefing yesterday said that officials from the company have visited the country and have done an assessment, where it was found that potential exists for flour to get to Brazil.
The milling company has already started to print Portuguese writing on the packaging of some of their products, such as Bolt Flour.
It was envisioned that with the completion of the bridge, there would be an influx of activity and various types of business would be initiated.
Earlier, it was noted that with the bridge, negotiations are underway to have Brazil transform Bom Fin into a port of entry.
Currently, with Boa Vista as the port of entry for north Brazil, trade is not a viable option given that air transport is the only option.
NAMILCO is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this month and in reviewing the company’s achievements over the years, Sukhai said that between the period 1994 to 2007, more than $1 billion was spent in retooling the mill.
He added that although NAMILCO is a small milling company compared to others overseas, they are proud to have state of the art facilities and have flour now being produced that is untouched by hand from the stage of the milling right down to the packaging.
In observance of its anniversary, Sukhai said that there would be a customer appreciation day, while a reception will also be held along with a family day with their employees.
There will be an open day for the public to view the operations of the company.
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