New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth to jointly inaugurate the country’s new Supreme Court building situated in Port Louis, on Thursday.
The inauguration will take place via video-conference in the presence of the country’s senior judiciary members and dignitaries.
The newly built Supreme Court building is one of the five projects executed under a $353 million special economic package extended by India in 2016. The building is also the first India-assisted infrastructure in the Mauritius capital.
As informed by the Indian foreign ministry, the building was completed within the scheduled time period and below the cost expected. It covers the area over more than 4700 square meters with 10 floors and a built-up area of 25,000 square meters including many green features as well as with high energy efficiency. The building will house all divisions and offices of the Supreme Court.
In October 2019, both Modi and Jugnauth inaugurated the first phase of the ‘Metro Express’ project and also a new 100-bed ENT hospital in Mauritius, which was also built under the same economic package. The construction of the 12 kilometres metro line was completed till September last year and another 14-kilometre line under the second phase is ongoing.
“The successful and timely completion of India-assisted high quality infrastructure projects in Mauritius shall also create greater opportunities for Indian companies in Mauritius and in the region,” the Indian foreign ministry statement said.