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African Development Bank grants Mauritius Rs 14 million for the water sector

Date: July 25, 2014
Domain:Economy & Finance; Public Utilities
Persona: Citizen; Government
 

GIS – 25 July 2014: The African Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of Rs 14 million for Mauritius under the Middle Income Country Technical Assistance Fund. The Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam has been informed of the grant and the Letter of Agreement between the ADB and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development was signed yesterday.
The grant is issued for the purposes of enhancing the technical capacity of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities in water management by providing independent experts in dam planning, design and implementation.
The project comprises two components. The first component relates to the establishment of an independent panel of experts, namely an Engineering Geology Expert, a Dam Design and Construction Expert, a Hydrologist Expert and an Environmental and Social Safeguard Expert with international standing. The services of the panel of experts will be more particularly involved in the design and construction of the Rivière des Anguilles Dam and La Ferme Dam.
The second component is Project management which relates to the expenditures during the implementation of the project.
Government is accelerating its programme for rain water capture and storage for avoiding risks of water cuts during the dry season.
 Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@mail.gov.mu Website: http://gis.gov.mu
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