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Conseil des ministres : 41 projets au coût de Rs 6,4 milliards identifiés

Conseil des ministres : 41 projets au coût de Rs 6,4 milliards identifiés

Une série de projets a été identifiée et présentée au Conseil des ministres vendredi 2 juin, sous la présidence du Premier ministre, Pravind Jugnauth. Certains routes, comme la Berthaud Road,  seront agrandies et remises à niveau. Ces travaux couteront Rs6,4 milliards.

Des routes seront réhabilitées, alors que certaines autres seront construites, comme  celle d’une voie supplémentaire le long de Autoroute M2 entre le rond-point Roche Bois et celui du Jin Fei. Chamarel sera également concerné par les travaux de réhabilitation avec la reconstruction de la route principale, B104.

A Goodlands et à Bel Air Rivière Sèche, il sera question de la construction d’un marché, alors qu’un parc national, doté d’un futsal et d’une salle de fêtes, sera construit à Quartier Militaire.

Le Cabinet a aussi pris note de la récente visite du Premier ministre en Inde, où il a eu des séances de travail avec le Premier ministre indien,  Shri Narendra Modi. Les questions bilatérales et d’importance internationales ont été élaborées par les deux hommes. Les ministres ont pris connaissance des discussions autour de la mise en œuvre de projets, financés par des subventions en provenance de l’Inde, à savoir celui du Metro Express, la construction de New Supreme Court Tower, le nouvel hôpital ENT et le siège de la Garde côtière nationale et la construction des logements sociaux.

Des accords ont aussi été signés entre Maurice et l’Inde, par rapport à la lutte contre le terrorisme et sur la recherche et la technologie océaniques.

Cabinet decisions

1. Cabinet has taken note that the President of the United Nations General
Assembly has convened a Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 22 June 2017
to consider Item 87 of the Agenda, i.e., Request for an advisory opinion of the
International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the separation of the
Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965.

2. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the State Visit of the
Hon P.K. Jugnauth, Prime Minister, to India on 26 and 27 May 2017. The Prime
Minister had a working session with Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, on
bilateral issues and matters of international importance, and reviewed the
implementation of projects financed from grants from India, namely the Metro Express
Project, the construction of New Supreme Court Tower, the New ENT Hospital and the
Headquarters of National Coast Guard, and the implementation of Social Housing
Projects. They also discussed the Chagos Archipelago, the Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation and Partnership Agreement, Combatting International Terrorism and
Related Matters, and the Double Taxation Agreement Convention. Agreements and
Memoranda of Understanding on projects in Agalega, the construction of the Civil
Service College, and Cooperation on Ocean Research and Technology were signed.
Opportunity was taken to sign the International Solar Alliance Agreement.
The Prime Minister paid courtesy calls on the President and Vice-President of
India. The Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister of External Affairs, the Minister of
Finance and Defence, the Minister of Railways and the Minister of State for Petroleum
and Natural Gas called on the Prime Minister. They had discussions on the status of
various projects financed by the Indian authorities. The Confederation of Indian
Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India had organised a meeting with
the business community leaders of India on the theme “Mauritius: Your Preferred
Regional Investment and Business Platform”. At the invitation of India Foundation, the
Prime Minister, in the presence of the Speaker of Lok Sabha, Ministers and Members
of Parliament, had addressed an audience, comprising intellectuals and decision
makers, on international challenges and opportunities for business and innovation at
global level.

3. Cabinet has taken note of arrangements being made for the preparation of the
Development Plan 2017-2020 that would jumpstart a new phase of high economic
growth with shared prosperity and enhanced quality of life and ultimately transform
Mauritius into an inclusive high-income country by 2030.

4. Cabinet has agreed to the recommendations of the Project Plan Committee for
the inclusion of 41 projects to the tune of Rs6.4 billion in the Public Sector Investment
Programme. The projects include –
(a) upgrading and widening of Berthaud Road, Quatre Bornes, including
drainage works;
(b) the construction of a Traffic Centre at Piton, La Vigie-La Brasserie-Beau
Songes Link Road, a flyover at Quay D and an additional lane along
Motorway M2 between Roche Bois Roundabout and Jin Fei Roundabout;
(c) the upgrading and reprofiling of a number of roads, and rehabilitation of
bridges;
(d) reconstruction of B104 Road at Chamarel;
(e) the construction of market fairs at Goodlands and Bel Air Rivière Sèche;
(f) the setting up of a national park with provision of a Salle de Fête and
futsal at Quartier Militaire; and
(g) the setting up of a Livestock Zone at Melrose, and a Heifer farm.

5. Cabinet has taken note that, since the launching of the Citizen Support Portal on
28 April 2017, some 3,894 representations have been received, and 1,605 cases
resolved.

6. Cabinet has taken note that a team of Assessors of the Eastern and Southern
Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group would be in Mauritius from 5 to 16 June 2017 to
carry out the second round of the mutual evaluation of the Anti-Money Laundering and
Combating the Financing of Terrorism. The evaluation is based on the Financial Action
Task Force Mutual Evaluation System, which assesses the extent to which a country is
compliant with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.
7. Cabinet has agreed to Mauritius participating in the following cultural
components of the 8th Edition of the Jeux de La Francophonie to be held in Ivory Coast
in July 2017 – sculpture/installation, art visuel, littérature, danse, chanson and
photographie.

8. Cabinet has taken note of the activities that would be organised to
commemorate the 250 years of existence of the Mauritius Police Force, namely –
(a) the cleaning and embellishment of Police premises;
(b) charity walks culminating with the lighting of flambeau;
(c) a demonstration by the National Coast Guard vessels at Le Caudan
Marina;
(d) a Security Week and Exhibition at Gymkhana Grounds, Vacoas; and
(e) the unveiling ceremony of a monument for “Guardian of Peace and
Security” at Line Barracks.

9. Cabinet has taken note of the activities that would be organised to mark Music
Day, celebrated on 21 June, namely –
(a) a classical concert with the participation of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute
and the Conservatoire de Musique François Mitterrand, followed by the
performance of an orchestra and a fusion of contemporary music forms;
(b) a musical programme with the participation of members of CLAC at the
China Cultural Centre, Bell Village; and
(c) five flash mob hours in collaboration with the commercial malls.

10. Cabinet has taken note that in the context of the United Nations World Elder
Abuse Awareness Day, commemorated on 15 June 2017, the Ministry of Social
Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development would
organise an intergenerational programme aiming at raising awareness on ill-treatment
of the elderly and strengthening the bonds between the generations. The UN theme for
the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017 is “Understand and End Financial Abuse
of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”.
11. Cabinet has taken note that, on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day,
commemorated on 14 June, the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life would, among
others, organise an Open Day at Victoria Hospital, and carry out awareness campaigns
on the need to donate blood. The slogan chosen by the World Health Organisation is
“What can you do? Give Blood. Give now. Give often”.

12. Cabinet has taken note that the Ministry of Health of Quality of Life, in
collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education
and Scientific Research and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, would hold the third Global School-based Student Health Survey in Mauritius
and Rodrigues. The data obtained would be used to develop priorities, establish
programmes and advocate for resources related to school health and youth health
programme.

13. Cabinet has taken note that the University of Mauritius, in collaboration with
James Cook University, Australia, would organise the “2017 BEST EN (Building
Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Education Network) XVII Think Tank” from 14 to 17
June 2017. The theme of the Conference is “Innovation and Progress in Sustainable
Tourism”. Discussions will focus on new perspectives in the field of tourism within the
global environment. Some 70 participants, including academics, researchers and
practitioners in the field of tourism from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa, New
Zealand, the United States, India, Finland, Sweden and Mauritius, would attend the
Conference.

14. Cabinet has taken note that, on 22 May 2017, the Chambre de Métiers et de
L’Artisanat de la Réunion and the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development
(MITD) had signed a Convention de Partenariat to promote cooperation in the
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector. The Convention de
Partenariat would, among others, facilitate cooperation in improving the pedagogy in
MITD training centres, and instructional materials and industrial attachment for trainees.
15. Cabinet has taken note of the findings of the 2015 National Health Accounts
Study. The National Health Accounts provide insights to the policymaking process on
resource mobilization and allocation. The per capita total health expenditure in the
mainland Mauritius was Rs17,299, while in Rodrigues Rs9,911. Total Health
Expenditure as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product was 5.49% in Financial
Year 2014.

16. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the recent mission of the Minister of
Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research to
Washington DC, where she participated in the World Bank Human Development
Forum. The theme was “Human Development in a Changing World”. Discussions were
held on issues covering human development that cuts across the domains of education,
health and social assistance/protection.
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In the margins of the Forum, the Minister of Education and Human Resources,
Tertiary Education and Scientific Research had a meeting with Mr Makhtar Diop, VicePresident
of Africa region at the World Bank, on possible areas of collaboration in the
fields of education and training.

17. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the recent mission of the Minister of
Health and Quality of Life to Geneva where he participated in the WHO World Health
Assembly Meeting. The Meeting had an overview of the measures taken to coordinate
disease prevention, and the mechanisms put in place for diseases preparedness, and
launched collaboration among countries in support of global health security.
In the margins of the Meeting, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life had
discussions, among others, with –
(a) the Assistant Director General and Programme Manager of WHO, on
assistance for reinforcing disease surveillance for communicable disease;
and
(b) senior officials of the Hôpitaux Universitaire de Genève, on collaboration
in specialised areas, such as Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Paediatrics,
Ophthalmology, Nephrology and renal transplant.

18. Cabinet has taken note of the outcome of the recent mission of the Minister of
Agro-Industry and Food Security to India where he participated in the 52nd Annual
Meeting of the African Development Bank, and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the African
Development Fund. The theme was “Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in
Africa”. During the meetings, emphasis was laid on the Africa-India cooperation on
enhancing the strategies that were considered to be a compelling opportunity to
accelerate Africa’s transformation.
In the margins of the meetings, the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security
had discussions, among others with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products
Export Development Authority on assistance in the fields of food processing, biofarming
techniques, and soil testing.

19. Cabinet has taken note of the reconstitution of the MAURITAS Accreditation
Committee with the Permanent Secretary of the Industry Division of the Ministry of
Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection as Chairperson.

 

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