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Reasons Why Agaléga New Jetty’s Safety Sparks Debate



Reasons Why Agaléga New Jetty's Safety Sparks Debate
Image source: l'Express

The construction and absence of breakwaters at the jetty suggest it is primarily dedicated to Indian military personnel. Not to the people of Agaléga or Mauritius.

Roger Doger de Spéville, who previously explained how the January 15 floods were exacerbated by high tides and cyclonic swells preventing water from Port Louis from draining into the Caudan Basin, now speaks about the Agaléga archipelago and the newly inaugurated jetty. Having dived multiple times in the Agaléga lagoon, he is familiar with the seabed and the archipelago.

Concerned about the embarkation and disembarkation of civilian passengers on the island after viewing images of the “new Agaléga” online and on television, Roger Doger de Spéville worries about the exposure of the jetty to swells that regularly hit the port in winter and during cyclones in summer. He notes the absence of breakwaters to protect against these southern swells, posing a problem for docking ships and other vessels.

In light of difficulties experienced upon the arrival of the MV Trochetia in Agaléga on February 5 and February 27, concerns are raised about the lack of infrastructure for passenger access to the island. The absence of articulated plans for addressing these challenges raises questions about the long-term viability of the jetty for civilian use.

The issue of waste management on Agaléga is also highlighted, with concerns about the impact of increasing Indian military presence on the island’s limited resources. The disposal of waste, including construction debris, on the island raises environmental concerns and questions about sustainable conservation practices.

Questions remain about the ongoing use of Agaléga by the Indian military without clear plans for addressing environmental and logistical challenges. Roger Doger de Spéville raises concerns about the need for sustainable practices in managing the island’s resources and calls for greater transparency in decision-making regarding its future use.

Source: l’Express

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