The High Level Committee met in July 2020 to take stock of the progress of major private sector investment projects in Mauritius. The objective of the High Level Committee is to make the necessary decisions to accelerate the granting of permits and authorizations for some 53 listed projects.
The High Level Committee is composed of several Ministers, namely Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Steven Obeegadoo and Minister of Housing and Lands and Minister of Tourism, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Communities, Dr. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Dr. Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nando Bodha, Minister of the Environment Kavi Ramano, Minister of Energy and Utilities Mr. Joe Lesjongard, Minister of Agri-Industry Maneesh Gobin, Minister of Health Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal and Minister of Blue Economy Sudheer Maudhoo.
The Mauritian authorities have examined a series of major private sector projects that should soon facilitate the development of the country’s business landscape in various sectors. These projects are distributed in several areas of activity requiring a financial envelope of an overall amount of Rs 66 billion.
Following the working session between the various ministries, a press release was published, which informs that 33 projects representing an amount of Rs 38 billion rupees were also reviewed by the committee. 20 projects, facilitated by the Economic Development Board (EDB), were also presented.
Projects covering a variety of business sectors including the pharmaceutical industry, education, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, office and commercial spaces, hospitality and real estate development have recently been validated. These projects will generate new jobs in several promising sectors.
Ministers, the Financial Secretary and the Permanent Secretaries of the various ministries, as well as representatives of the Economic Development Board, were able to see the progress of major projects in the private sector.