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Cabinet Decisions taken on 12 November 1999

1.Cabinet has agreed to fishermen of the region of Port Louis, whose activities have been adversely affected as a result of pollution of the lagoon caused by industries, being assisted financially especially during this end of year period. Furthermore, a Technical Committee of the Ministry of Finance is working on the modalities of a package to increase the investment capacity of the fishermen.
2.Cabinet has decided that the price of cement be reduced as from 13 November, 1999 from Rs83.31 to Rs79.75 per 50 kg bag.
3.Cabinet has approved the grant of 3 Pioneer Status Enterprise Certificates under the Industrial Expansion Act, 1993. The projects relate to the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders, the repair and maintenance of hydraulic pumps and cylinders; and the provision of design services using Computer Aided Design for the construction sector. The projects involve an investment of around Rs6.3M and the creation of job for 27 persons.
4.Cabinet reviewed progress in the negotiations on a Post Lomé IV agreement and took note of latest developments. It approved the mandate on the positions Mauritius will adopt at the ACP and ACP-EU Ministerial Negotiating meetings scheduled in Brussels from 5 to 8 December, 1999.
5.Cabinet has agreed to the setting up of a Committee of officials to ensure the implementation of the recommendations of the Report of the Commonwealth Secretariat entitled "SME’s Export and Public Policies in Mauritius". The private sector will be invited to form part of the Committee. The recommendations proposed in the Report aim at strengthening the SME Support System, improving institutional support and providing incentives to SME to face increased competition on the market.
6.Cabinet has agreed to the recommendations of the report on the review of National Children’s Council (NCC). The aim of the review is to make the NCC more dynamic and effective as an organisation representing the interests of children. The NCC Act will be amended with the advice of a Consultant to incorporate the recommendations of the Report.
7.Cabinet has been apprised of -
(i) the reconstitution of the Company Law Committee under the
Chairmanship of Mr. Jean Paul de Chazal, Partner, Price Water House Coopers; and
(ii) a series of activities starting as from December this year, to be organised for women and children by the Ministry of Women, Family Welfare and Child Development to mark the millennium.