PM Modi to virtually inaugurate new Supreme Court building in Mauritius today

PM Modi to virtually inaugurate new Supreme Court building in Mauritius today

PM Modi hailed the project as another example of India-Mauritius friendship. The new Supreme Court building project is one of the five projects being implemented under the ‘Special Economic Package’ of US $353 million extended by the Government of India to Mauritius in 2016.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth will jointly inaugurate the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on Thursday, July 30.

The inauguration will be held in the presence of senior judges from Mauritius and other dignitaries from the two countries via videoconference.

“Another example of India-Mauritius friendship. At 12 noon on 30th July, @MauritiusPM @PKJugnauth and I would jointly inaugurate, via video conferencing, the new Supreme Court Building of Mauritius. India is honored to have assisted in this key project,” Modi said in a tweet. 

The building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance and will be first India assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis after COVID-19.

The new Building Project of the Supreme Court was one of five under the US $353 million Special Economic Program, which the Indian Government extended in 2016 to Mauritius.

The project has been completed within schedule and below expected costs. The building is spread over an area of more than 4700 sqm with over 10 floors and a built-up area of around 25,000 sqm. The building flaunts a modern design and green features with a focus on thermal and sound insulation and high energy efficiency, the Indian government said in a press release. 

Phase I of both the Metro Express Project and the new ENT Hospital project in Mauritius, also under a special economic package were jointly launched in October 2019, together with the PM from Mauritius. In October 2019.

In September last year, construction was finished in Phase I of Metro Express, and progress on its Phase 2 with the 14 km of subway line is underway. The Metro Express project was planned for 12 km. India has been helping construct a 100-bed state-of-the-art ENT hospital in Maurito through the ENT Hospital initiative.

The new Supreme Court Building is expected to become an important landmark in the city center symbolizing the strong bilateral partnership between the two countries, Prime Minister Modi’s Office said. 

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