1. Cabinet has taken note that, following a request from the Hon L. J. Von-Mally, GOSK, the Prime Minister has advised the President of the Republic to withdraw the responsibility for the subject of Rodrigues from the portfolio of the Minister of Fisheries and Rodrigues. The Prime Minister would, henceforth, be responsible for the subject of Rodrigues. The Hon Von-Mally, GOSK, would be Minister of Fisheries.
2. Cabinet has taken note of developments in the setting up of syndics at NHDC housing estates as proposed in the 2012 Budget. The NHDC proposes to organize a general assembly in each of the housing estates to elect members of the syndic and to train them so that they can maintain their living environment clean, healthy and safe.
3. Cabinet has agreed to the implementation of new guidelines for the operation of nightclubs and private clubs. The guidelines lay down the broad parameters, including the location, facilities to be provided, security system, and health and environmental requirements, within which nightclubs and private clubs should operate.
4. Cabinet has taken note that the University of Mauritius would, from 02 to 06 July 2012, hold the Second International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2012), on the theme Chemistry: The Key for our Future. The objectives of the Conference are to discuss, share ideas and keep participants abreast with the latest research findings in Chemistry and enlighten participants on the contribution of Chemistry for sustaining the future. Some 200 participants from around the world would participate in the Conference.
5. Cabinet has taken note of the additional measures taken by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, to abate coastal erosion, namely, beach recharge, construction of rock revetment, reinforcement of existing gabions, removal of filao trees within the dynamic beach zone, replanting of coastal vegetation, establishment of dynamic beach setback, beach and reef monitoring, and restriction of vehicular access within the dynamic beach zone through the creation of parking zones. In this connection, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency would sign the Records of Discussions, which provides for the baseline survey of the country, the formulation of coastal conservation plans, and the technical transfer of coastal conservation management.
6. Cabinet has taken note that the Ministry of Housing and Lands would organize a workshop to sensitize all stakeholders on changes being brought to land survey practices in compliance with the Cadastral Survey Act. The workshop would provide an opportunity to all surveying and allied professionals to discuss and reach consensus on all aspects of the new survey system to be put in place.
7. Cabinet has taken note that the World Customs Organisation-Eastern and Southern Africa Donor’s Conference would be held in Mauritius from 15 to 17 March 2012. The purpose of the Conference is to obtain donor engagement in funding capacity building progammes and customs-related projects that would benefit Customs administrations in the region. Representatives of member countries, regional organisations, EAC, Regional Training Centres and development partners would participate in the Conference.