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‘New Capital’ in Côte-d’Or Costing Rs 10.2 Billion



'New Capital' in Côte-d'Or Costing Rs 10.2 Billion
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The Mauritian government has announced plans to relocate the administrative capital of Port-Louis to a new Administrative City in Côte-d’Or, with the construction of a new parliament and horse racing track.

The project is part of the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) 2024/25-2026/27, which outlines a strategic plan for public sector investments over the next three years.

The PSIP is covering programs and projects that are funded by the Consolidated Fund, Special Funds created under the Finance and Audit Act, and public enterprises’ own funds.

The plan also including private sector participation in public projects, with a projected investment of Rs 10.2 billion over the next three years.

A significant portion of the PSIP will be allocated to construction activities, which will account for 24% of the total investment.

These projects is including the construction of social housing, with an estimated cost of Rs 1.2 billion, and the development of a new complex for the Forensic Science Laboratory, which will cost Rs 500 million.

The government has also announced plans to develop a new Integrated Smart City in Côte-d’Or, which will cover an area of 920 hectares.

The project will include four government administrative complexes, as well as residential buildings for public servants. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 5 billion.

The PSIP also highlighted the importance of heritage preservation, with plans to revive the Heritage City project, which was previously estimated to cost Rs 2.7 billion.

The government has also announced plans to develop a new complex for the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA), which will cost Rs 1.5 billion.

The relocation of the administrative capital to Côte-d’Or is seen as a strategic move to decentralize the government’s operations and reduce its reliance on Port-Louis.

The city has already seen significant development with the launch of an international sports complex in 2019.

Landscope Ltd, a company responsible for implementing the project, has expressed its commitment to partnering with private sector companies and entrepreneurs to develop world-class facilities in the Administrative City.

The project is expected to generate significant investment opportunities and create jobs in the region.

The PSIP 2024/25-2026/27 outlined a comprehensive plan for public sector investments in Mauritius, with a focus on decentralization, modernization, and sustainable development.

Source: Le Mauricien

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