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Cabinet Decisions taken on 11 January 2002

1. Cabinet has taken note that Parts I, II, III and V and sections 73, 74 and 76 of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly Act relating mainly to the establishment of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly and the Constitution of Mauritius (Amendment) Act 2001 would be proclaimed to come into force on 18 January 2002.
2. Cabinet has taken note of the Report of the Committee set up to carry out a Departmental Enquiry on the fire outbreak at the Neolithik Garments Industry on 12 October 2001 and of the shortcomings in the operation carried out there. Cabinet also noted that disciplinary action will be initiated against the Officer-in-charge of the operation on that day for neglect of duty.
3. Cabinet has taken note that, in line with the policy of Government to develop Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport into a World Class Airport, the Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd has, following a tender exercise, granted concessions to Mauritius Travel Tourists Bureau to build, own and operate a hotel at SSR International Airport.
4. Cabinet has taken note that the Marine Bathymetric and Geophysical Surveys for the delimitation of our Continental Shelf will be carried out by the Svitzer Ltd, a UK based company. The object of this exercise is to obtain the necessary scientific and technical data to enable Mauritius to submit a claim for an extended Continental Shelf to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.
5. Cabinet has taken note of the modalities for the recruitment of Mauritian Nationals for employment in Dubai (UAE) and other Gulf countries.
6. Cabinet has taken note that
(a) the SADC Workshop on "Effective Government through Information Management" would be held at Labourdonnais Hotel from 6 to 8 February 2002. The Workshop is designed to impart an understanding of the importance of information technology to governance to policy makers and senior managers of the public sector and non-IT institutions of the region; and
(b) the 21st Session of the African Advisory Committee for Health Research and Development would be held in Mauritius in April 2002. The aim of the meeting is to define appropriate research strategies to address the problems of Non-Communicable Disease in the region of Africa.
7. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the missions of :
(a) the Minister of Public Utilities to Bonn from 3 to 7 December 2001 where he attended an International Conference on Freshwater;
(b) the Minister of Women's Rights, Child Development and Family Welfare to Japan from 17 to 20 December 2001 where she attended the Second World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children; and
(c) the Minister of Economic Development, Financial Services and Corporate Affairs to India from 5 to 13 December 2001, with a view to promoting our financial services sector and apprising the Indian Authorities of steps taken to enhance the financial regulatory structure in Mauritius.
8. Cabinet has taken note of the constitution of :
(a) the Board of Trustees of the St Andrew's College Foundation for the year 2002;
(b) the Board of the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES) under the Chairmanship of Mr D. Pursem; and
(c) the Board of Trustees of La Clinique Mauricienne for the year 2002.
9. Cabinet has taken note of the appointment of :
(a) Dr Serge Daniel Fokkan as Chairman of the Industrial Relations Commission; and
(b) Mr Balasoopramanien Parapen as Chairman of the Rodrigues Educational Development Company Ltd (REDCO).