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Budget 2014 Highlights: Culture

Date: November 14, 2013
Domain:Arts & Culture
Persona: Citizen; Government

GIS - 14 November 2013: In a bid to rejuvenate the City centre, Budget 2014 makes provision for the creation of a new concept of urban development focused on arts, culture and optimising the heritage sector in Port Louis.
An additional Rs 40 million has been earmarked for the completion of phase 2 of the renovation of the Plaza Theatre, and Rs 13 million for renovation and upgrading works at the “Serge Constantin” Theatre. Moreover, another Rs 40 million is being provided for the reconstruction of the Forum in Curepipe.
Following a request from the Bishop of Port Louis to the Prime Minister, an amount of Rs 10 million is being provided to finance renovation works at Tombeau Père Laval.
The Budget makes provision for a sum of Rs 5 million for the setting up of a “Troupe Culturelle Nationale” which will be called upon to promote all aspects of Mauritian culture.  In  line with the recommendations of the Truth and Justice Commission, Government will set up a “Heritage Company” which will be assigned the responsibility to implement projects such as the Slavery Museum and the Permanent Exhibition Centre at Trou Chenillle near Le Morne village.
As regards the promotion of ancestral languages, the Budget is providing funds for the setting up of the Sanskrit Speaking Union.

Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: Website:


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