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Theme: "Do's and Dont's of Food Consumption"
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CAIRO---The Egyptian pound has
fallen to a new low against the US
dollar, the second such drop in days, the
country's central bank said Sunday, in a
move that could help boost much-
needed foreign investment.
The central bank set a cutoff rate of
7.73 Egyptian pounds per dollar in an
auction that sold US$39.6 million on
Sunday, compared to a previous low of
7.63 on Thursday. Before that, the
pound had held at 7.53 since February.
The new rate was the lowest level
since the Egyptian government
introduced an auction system in
December 2012 aimed at regulating the
pound's devaluation. "It's welcome to
have, within the current context, a
weaker pound because the economy is
shifting toward a growth mode so one
of the key ways to push this growth
forward is through foreign exchange,"
said Mohamed Abu Basha, an
economist at regional investment giant
EFG Hermes. Investors and economists
see the currency as overvalued and the
central bank had allowed the pound to
slide somewhat before a major investor
summit in March.
The central bank has also allowed
commercial banks a wider margin for
selling and buying dollars since January,
at 0.10 pounds above or below the
official rate. AP
Egypt's currency drops to new low
The need for additional land
space to accommodate expanding
commercial activity in Couva was
the focus of a meeting between
Planning Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie
and officials of the Couva Point
Lisas Chamber of Commerce.
During the meeting at the cham-
ber s boardroom at Camden Road,
Couva, an overview of the Couva
Development Plan was presented.
Chamber president Liaquat Ali
said the plan was initiated in 1984
and there was now an urgent need
for a town centre since government
agencies are now scattered through-
out the district, hampering the
smooth flow of business.
Ali said while there had been new
developments in Couva and environs,
including the Children s Hospital,
the National Aquatic and Cycle Cen-
tre and an upgrade of Rivulet Road,
these had created a need for proper
traffic planning and management
and adequate drainage.
Corporation Henry Awong, who took
part in the meeting, said lands are
being acquired to relocate the Couva
market and to construct an admin-
istration complex for the Corpora-
Dr Tewarie told officials of the
Chamber that some of the Couva
Development Plan had been incor-
poration into the National Spatial
Development Strategy for T&T
(NSDS which will be upgraded and
amended every three years.
He said he recognised the need to
align community plans with national
plans and added that the prepared-
ness of all parties as well as mutual
cooperation among all stateholders
was extremely important.
There was agreement on a renewed
government and Couva Chamber
stakeholder partnership encompass-
ing the development plans for central
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine, third from left, has the attention of Gengwen Sun, chairman LandOcean
Energy Services, David Chen, chairman of Range Resources and other senior officials from Range Resources.
Selwyn Lashley Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, is at right.
Gengwen Sun, chairman,
LandOcean Energy Services
Limited, David Chen, chairman
Range Resources Limited and
other officials from Range
Resources Limited met with
Energy Minister Kevin Ramnar-
ine to discuss the importance of
T&T to the companies as their
long term plans.
The meeting was also attended
by Selwyn Lashley, Permanent
Secreary in the Ministry of Ener-
gy and Richard Jeremie, chief
Both chairmen spoke about
T&T s quality assets and huge
potential. Range Resources Lim-
ited, one of the most active com-
panies on land in Trinidad, is the
operator in the St Mary s Block
which lies within the Southern
Basin of onshore Trinidad and
offers a range of opportunities
related to block size, production
potential and hydrocarbon play
Energy officials meet with Ramnarine
There was agreement on a
renewed government and Couva
Chamber stakeholder partnership
encompassing the development
plans for central Trinidad
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