GIS – 06 February, 2019: Government’s vision is to bring Mauritius to a new level of development where, improving the quality of life of all citizens and transforming the socio-economic landscape to sustain the progress of the country, remain at the core of the agenda.
The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, made this statement on Monday 4 February 2019 at Baie Du Cap, at the inauguration of a Village Hall and a recreational centre in Baie du Cap. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Leslie Collendavelloo, and the Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, were also present.
In his address the Prime Minister underlined that a series of infrastructure projects geared at ensuring that development is made across the Mauritius, have been executed in villages such as Baie Du Cap which is currently in its first phase, along with projects in Grand Bois, La Flora, Rivière des Anguilles and Bois Pignolet. Government, he said, seeks to provide the necessary space and facilities that promote social upliftment, empowerment and integration of local communities. The Prime Minister urged the residents of Baie du Cap to make optimum use of the infrastructures that will support and facilitate recreational, intellectual and social activities within the community.
In addition, Mr Jugnauth dwelt on the Metro Express, a project of magnitude which is poised to revolutionalise the infrastructural landscape of the country by providing a modern public transport system and a better connectivity across Mauritius, which heralds positive socio-economic impacts. He also spoke of other projects including the upcoming new ENT hospital and the new state-of-the-art Cancer Centre and Teaching Hospital in Flacq. He also announced a new project of an Eye hospital funded by a grant of Rs 710 million from the United Arab Emirates.
According to the Prime Minister Mauritius has carved itself a good international reputation and image and has forged excellent relations with several countries, which translate into fruitful collaboration where the country benefits from consequent grants for the development of projects. The Prime Minister recalled that during the recent State Visit of the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Mr Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, he had discussions with the latter regarding exploring and reinforcing economic and cultural partnerships with Mozambique.
He further highlighted Government’s anti-drug campaign aimed at tackling the drug scourge across Mauritius as well as the unprecedented number of crackdown operations and relentless efforts of the Police Force. He also reiterated Government’s priority to protect the young generation and ensure that they are given the optimum opportunities that will trigger their wholesome development. To attain this objective, he recalled that Government has come up with several salient measures, namely: nine-year schooling reform in the education sector; provision of subsidies for Cambridge International Examinations and free tertiary studies in public institutions to ensure equal access to education; and setting up of recreational centres and facilities to promote a sports culture.
As for the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Leslie Collendavelloo, he pointed out that Government is committed to improving the quality of life of all citizens in terms of infrastructure, services and social benefits. Major developmental projects geared at spurring the growth and progress of the country are currently being spearheaded with a view to transforming the socio-economic landscape of Mauritius.
He said that Government aims at ensuring that development is made at national level, adding that several projects have been initiated in Baie Du Cap to enable the village to develop and its residents to progress. He rejoiced that the village stands out for its excellent community relations , adding that a strong sense of unity and solidarity will further ensure their social progress.
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