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2017-08-18 Slave Route Project - International Meeting to Be Held in November
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host, in November 2017, the Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Slave Route Project. A conference on slavery will be also held.

2017-08-18 Maisons Des PĂȘcheurs Receive Rs 3.5 Million for Renovation Purposes
[Government of Mauritius] A total of Rs 3.5 million has been allocated for the renovation of the three Maisons des PĂȘcheurs located at Tamarin, Cap Malheureux and MahĂ©bourg respectively. This decision follows discussions with the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The objective is to provide support and the necessary facilities to the various fishermen cooperative societies into comm

2017-08-17 New Technologies Vital to Position Mauritius As a Software Development Platform, Says ICT Minister
[Government of Mauritius] Government is conscious of the need to give due recognition to the importance and potential of adopting new technologies, matched with infrastructure, as Mauritius moves towards a service and knowledge economy, said the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, this morning at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, in Balaclava.

2017-08-17 Commerce Minister Highlights Major Projects in Petroleum Sector
[Government of Mauritius] Two major projects of the Indian Oil Mauritius Ltd will contribute to the economic development of Mauritius, said the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Ashit Kumar Gungah, yesterday at Calodyne at the inauguration of the 21st Indian Oil Filling Station in Mauritius. The High Commissioner of India, Mr Abhay Thakur was also present.

2017-08-16 Mauritius to Host African Union Commission's Experts Meetings
[Government of Mauritius] The African Union Commission will hold the following two Experts Meetings in Mauritius during the period 28 August to 2 September 2017.

2017-08-15 Prime Minister Reiterates Relentless Determination to Combat Drug Scourge
[Government of Mauritius] The combat against drug scourge is high on the agenda of the Government and no stone will be left unturned to address this social plague. Government will have no mercy against drug dealers and severe sanctions will be taken against offenders.

2017-08-15 Youth Play a Key Role in the Country's Development, Reiterates PM
[Government of Mauritius] Young people represent the present and future of the country and Government is doing everything possible so as to give equal chances to each youth to achieve self-development. Our youth play a key role in the betterment and the development of the country.

2017-08-15 Construction of a Second Passenger Terminal to Start in 2019, PM Announces
[Government of Mauritius] The Airport Master Plan is being reviewed to accommodate the construction of a second passenger terminal which is another major infrastructure project in view to modernise the transport sector, announced the Prime Minister. The construction is expected to start in 2019 and should be completed by 2020.

2017-08-16 State Secretary Lindner On the Signing of an Air Transport Agreement With Mauritius
[PR Newswire] Berlin -State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Walter J. Lindner issued the following statement today (14 August) in connection with the signing of an air transport agreement with Mauritius:

2017-08-14 No More Squatters in Port Louis, Says Vice-Prime Minister Soodhun
[Government of Mauritius] "The issuance of letters to some 138 families granting them ownership of land in Constituencies 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Port Louis puts an end to squatting within the capital's region," stated the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun, at a ceremony held on 11 August 2017, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port Louis.

2017-08-14 IMF Delegation Meets Prime Minister to Discuss Economic Policies
[Government of Mauritius] The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) work involves conducting assessments of the economic and social situation and, Mauritius has always made the most of lessons learnt, in particular, recommendations made by experts, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, on 11 August 2017 at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.

2017-08-11 Bilateral Cooperation - Mauritius to Endorse Swiss Model for ICT Sector
[Government of Mauritius] Government wants to endorse innovation and technology by using Switzerland as a model to boost the ICT sector in Mauritius, emphasised the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, yesterday at the Hennessy Park Hotel in EbĂšne during the opening of a half-day conference on Innovation.

2017-08-11 There Will Be No Increase in Price of Bread, Says Commerce Minister
[Government of Mauritius] There will be no increase in the price of bread following the recent rise in fuel prices. Such an increase would be unjustified as fuel and bread are not directly linked.

2017-08-10 Minister Bholah Pleads for Greening of SME Sector
[Government of Mauritius] Green Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are laying the foundations for what our planet needs, a fundamental shift towards a green economy. It is this new breed of eco-conscious change agents that will help us achieve a sustainable global economy that works with nature rather than against it, thus redefining the way business is conducted.

2017-08-10 Triolet Connector Opened to Enhance Traffic Fluidity
[Government of Mauritius] The Triolet Connector, the first in a series of bypasses and link roads designed and implemented to enhance traffic fluidity on the road network, was opened yesterday by the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, in the presence of the Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training, Mr Soodesh Callichurn, and other personalities.

2017-08-10 Concert to Mark International Youth Day 2017
[Government of Mauritius] International Youth Day, celebrated on 12 August 2017, will be marked by a Youth Concert in Mauritius under the theme Zenes to destin dan to la main (Youth, your destiny is in your hands).

2017-08-11 Mauritius to Host Maritime Week in January 2018
[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Maritime Week 2018, an international trade event to promote transportation and logistics in the Indian Ocean, would be hosted by Mauritius in January next year.

2017-08-10 Metro Express - Larsen & Toubro Ltd Awarded Contract
[Government of Mauritius] The Metro Express Ltd has awarded the Turnkey Design and Construct Contract to Larsen & Toubro Limited for a fixed sum of MUR 18, 799, 880, 000 following recommendations made by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise.

2017-08-10 Networking Conference to Explore Mauritius' ICT Environment
[Government of Mauritius] The third edition of the Mauritius CIO (Chief Information Officers) Summit, a networking conference for the topmost influential decision-makers of Mauritius in the ICT sector, will be held on 16 August 2017 at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, in Balaclava.

2017-08-03 Seychelles Tourism Minister Discusses Collaboration in Security and Tourism Matters With PM
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of Seychelles, Mr Maurice Jean Leonard Loustau-Lalanne, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this afternoon at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.

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