1. Cabinet has agreed to the operation of two on-demand business jet services at SSR International Airport to cater for the needs of tourists, businessmen and for medical evacuation in the region.
2. Cabinet has taken note of the National Solid Waste Management Strategy which includes waste minimization, construction of Civic Amenity Centres for bulky wastes and the construction of a hazardous waste complex comprising inter alia a hazardous waste incinerator.
3. Cabinet has agreed that, pending the completion of "Firinga" type Core Housing Units in December 2002, temporary shelters would be constructed to house the victims of Cyclone Dina, who are still occupying Community Centres across the island.
4. Cabinet has taken note that the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport and Shipping will make new Road Traffic (Seat Belts) Regulations which will inter alia exempt taxi-drivers/owners from wearing seat belts while carrying passengers for hire.
5. Cabinet has taken note that the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity & Senior Citizen Welfare and Reform Institutions, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, will, this year also, mount a vaccination campaign against influenza for the elderly.
6. Cabinet has taken note of the activities that will be organised in Mauritius and Rodrigues to commemorate the World Health Day on 7 April. The World Health Organisation has chosen the slogan "Move for Health" to mark the World Health Day 2002.
7. Cabinet has taken note that, in the context of the International Year of Volunteers commemorated in 2001, a "Salon des ONGs" will be organised by the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity & Senior Citizen Welfare and Reform Institutions from 25 to 28 April 2002 at Port Louis Waterfront with a view to sensitizing the public and creating an awareness on the work of volunteers and NGOs.
8. Cabinet has agreed to the construction of a swimming pool at the Recreation Centre for the Elderly at Pointe aux Sables.
9. Cabinet has agreed to a feasibility study being carried out for the establishment of autonomous organisations to provide operational and regulatory functions in the field of Civil Aviation.
10. In order to better fight illicit drug trafficking through the port, Cabinet has agreed to Mauritius participating in Phase II of the Project "Extension of Drug Control Capacity in the Seaports of Eastern and Southern Africa" initiated by the World Customs Organisation and the United Nations Drug Control Programme.
11. Cabinet has agreed to the signing of an Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters prepared by the OECD.
12. Cabinet has agreed that the National Trust Fund for Renal Dialysis Treatment should be wound up as renal dialysis services provided by the organisation have been integrated within public health services.
13. Cabinet has agreed to the National Economic and Social Council Act 2001 being proclaimed to come into operation on 12 April 2002 and to the constitution of the Council.
14. Cabinet has agreed to the setting up of a Government Intranet System which will link Ministries and Departments together via the Government On-line Centre to facilitate the effective delivery of services and communications electronically.
15. Cabinet has taken note that the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity & Senior Citizen Welfare and Reform Institutions will make the National Identity Card (Amendment) Regulations with a view to extending the validity period of the National Identity Card to 20 years.
16. Cabinet has taken note of the implementation of the National Policy on the Elderly, formulated last year, to adopt a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach in addressing the needs of the elderly in a conducive environment.
17. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of missions of -
(a) the Prime Minister to Abuja, Nigeria last week, where he participated in the Second Meeting of the Implementation Committee of the Heads of State and Government on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD);
(b) the Minister of Industry and International Trade and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Co-operation to Monterrey, Mexico, from 18 to 22 March 2002, where they attended the UN International Conference on Financing for Development;
(c) the Minister of Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources to India, from 23 to 30 March 2002, in the context of the setting up of a National Food and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute in Mauritius (NFABI);
(d) the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Co-operation from 13 to 15 March 2002 to Addis Ababa where he attended the 75th Ordinary Session of the OAU Council of Ministers Meeting;
(e) the Minister of Education and Scientific Research from 26 to 29 March 2002 to France to examine the approach of the French education system to areas which would be beneficial to our reform system; and
(f) the Minister of Health and Quality of Life from 17 to 23 March 2002 to WHO Geneva where he attended the Inter-governmental Negotiating Body on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.