GIS - 16 November, 2015: A new Policy Framework for the allocation of State Land will be presented to Cabinet soon, in line with Government’s determination to have greater transparency in the processes for allocation and management of State Lands.
This announcement was made by the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun, at a press conference on 13 November 2015 in Port Louis. According to Mr Soodhun, the framework will pave the way for new transparent procedures whereby decisions to allocate State Land will henceforth rest with the Cabinet.
The Vice-Prime Minister also spoke of the main highlights of his mission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he had discussions with the Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, as well as with the Director General of Dubai Ruler’s Court and CEO and Executive Director of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Mr Mohammed Al Shaibani. “Mauritius,” stated Mr Soodhun, “presented several requests during the discussions mainly on the recruitment by Emirates Airline of unemployed Mauritian pilots, technical assistance to Air Mauritius, and strengthening the code sharing partnership between Emirates Airline and Air Mauritius, among others.”
Highlighting Government’s efforts to attract additional investments in Mauritius, Mr Soodhun affirmed that his mission in UAE was a preparatory meeting in advance of the Prime Minister’s forthcoming visit to Dubai, prior to his attendance to the Commonwealth Business Forum being held in Malta from 24 to 26 November 2015. “The UAE’s side will finalise the various proposals put forward by the Mauritian side during the Prime Minister’s mission,” he said.
The Vice Prime Minister recalled that several international companies have already expressed their interests in embarking on major development projects across Mauritius geared towards enhancing economic growth and reducing unemployment.
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