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Ongoing Projects - Ministerial Team Makes Several Site Visits

Date: July 12, 2013
Domain:Public Infrastructure
Persona: Government

GIS – 12 July 2013: The Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport and Shipping, Mr. Anil Bachoo, has effected several site visits recently to assess the ongoing progress of current governmental projects.
On Wednesday 10 July 2013, Vice-Prime Minister Bachoo, accompanied by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr. Lormus Bundhoo, was at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital (SSRNH) in Pamplemousses.
Current projects at the hospital include renovations works to the Intensive Care Unit at the cost of Rs 37.94 million, construction of a septic tank, repairs of leakages at some wards and blocks, upgrading of the laboratory, renovation works to the pharmacy department and to the biomedical workshop, amongst others. It is to be noted that renovation works to wards 1, 2 and 3 have been completed. Works for the intensive care unit are expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Also, a plot of land next to SSRNH has been identified for the construction of an Institute for Women’s Health.
Moreover, a new Accident and Emergency Department block has been constructed and all the services required therein are being offered in a modern and more conducive environment. The rationale is to improve the quality of care being delivered to patients and to increase customer satisfaction. It will also enable a better flow of patients, with more consultation rooms, including referred cases.
Twenty resting rooms have been provided for Medical Officers and 5 for nursing staff in this new block. Dedicated rooms have also been provided, for example, additional services for ECG department, minor operation theatre and autoclave room. The new building has a more spacious waiting room which can accommodate some 150 patients at a time. The wastewater infrastructure will be improved to the tune of Rs 118 million.
Yesterday, Mr. Anil Bachoo accompanied by the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr. Deva Virahsawmy, and Parliamentary Private Secretaries, Dr. Balkissoon Hookoom and Mrs. Prateebah Bholah, respectively, went on site to Ville Bague to be apprised of the progress of the drainworks in the locality.
This project consists of 680 metres of masonry drains up to Ripailles Nicolière Road and the construction of cross drains in lateral tract roads. The ongoing additional works include the raising of the existing masonry drain wall by 0.5 metres and the backfilling behind drains, as well as the widening of cross drains in lateral track roads.
The delegation then went to Rivière du Rempart to take cognizance of the ongoing works for the Schoenfeld Road Bypass, Phase II. These involve the upgrading and realignment of the existing Schoenfeld Road over a length of 2.4 km and the construction of two bridges to join with the Phase I and B16 Road at Poudre D’Or. The first phase of the bypass consisted of the upgrading of an existing railway track over a stretch of 1.8km starting from Rivière du Rempart to the junction with the existing Schoenfeld Road.
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