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Mauritius to spend Rs10 billion over 3 years to mitigate risks of flooding

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The government will set up of a dedicated Special Purpose Vehicle to fast track the implementation of the National Flood Management Programme.

The project was announced in the Budget Speech 2021-2022 in order to mitigate flooding problems in various regions across the island in highly vulnerable areas.

These projects comprise mainly cut-off drains on mountainous slopes, major swales and flood attenuation basins in order to evacuate floodwater and protect impacted localities.

The DICL will be granted a budget of Rs 10.4 billion for the construction of modern drainage systems to eliminate water stagnation and risks of flooding.

The DICL has a mandate of three years to complete all identified projects.

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