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Highlights:

  • The inauguration is scheduled to take place virtually
  • This project is one of the five projects being implemented under the ‘Special Economic Package’
  • The building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi and the PM of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth will cooperatively establish the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius this Thursday dated July 30, 2020. The inauguration is scheduled to take place virtually in presence of senior members of Judiciary from Mauritius and other dignitaries from both the countries. This project is one of the five projects being implemented under the ‘Special Economic Package’ of USD 353 million extended by the Government of India to Mauritius in 2016.

The Building is expected to become an important landmark in the city center symbolizing the strong bilateral partnership between the two countries. Post COVID it will be India’s first assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis. The building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance. The project has been completed within a given schedule and below expected costs. The building reveals a modern design and green features with a focus on thermal and sound insulation and high energy efficiency which is spread over an area of more than 4700 sqm. It will have over 10 floors and a built-up area of around 25,000 sqm.

Both the PMs in October 2019 had jointly inaugurated the Phase -I of the Metro Express Project and the new ENT Hospital project in Mauritius, which is also built under the special economic package. Under Phase-I of Metro Express project, the construction of 12 km of metro-line was completed in September last year, while work on its Phase -2 envisaging 14 km is ongoing. Through the ENT Hospital project, India assisted in the construction of a 100-bed state of the art ENT hospital in Mauritius.

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