PIBPrime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth today jointly inaugurated two landmark projects in Mauritius through video conferencing. These are Phase-1 of the Metro Express and a new ENT Hospital.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said, both these projects will serve the people of Mauritius and they are symbols of India’s strong commitment to the development of the Island nation.
Mr Modi said, both India and Mauritius are diverse and vibrant democracies, committed to working for the prosperity of our peoples, as well as for peace in the region and the world. He said, today's inauguration of projects herald a new chapter in the shared history, heritage and cooperation between India and Mauritius.
The Prime Minister said Indian Ocean Economy holds great promise for people of the two countries.
In his address, Mr Jugnauth said, people of Mauritius will be ever grateful to India. He said, Mauritius needs the blessings of Mother India for development.
India is already involved in a number of projects in Mauritius including Hospitals and Housing projects. In 2016, India provided a Special Economic Package of 353 million dollars for the execution of five projects in the Indian ocean country.