Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly e-inaugurate the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on Thursday.
PM Modi said, “Only a few months back, we had jointly inaugurated the landmark Metro project and a new state-of-the-art hospital. I am happy to know that both these projects are proving useful for the people of Mauritius.”
PM added, “Today we celebrate yet another landmark in the special friendship between India and Mauritius. The new Supreme Court Building in Port Louis is a symbol of our cooperation and our shared values. Both India and Mauritius respect our independent judiciaries as important pillars of our democratic systems. This impressive new building, with its modern design and construction, is a mark of this respect.”
The new Supreme Court building project is one of the five projects being implemented under the ‘Special Economic Package’ of USD 353 million extended by the Government of India to Mauritius in 2016. 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 exhibits a modern design and green features with focus on thermal and sound insulation and high energy efficiency.
In October 2019, Prime Minister Modi and the PM of Mauritius had jointly inaugurated the Phase -I of the Metro Express Project and the new ENT Hospital project in Mauritius, also built under the special economic package. Under Phase-I of Metro Express project, construction of 12 km of metro-line was completed in September last year, while work on its Phase -2 envisaging 14 km of metro-line is ongoing. Through the ENT Hospital project, India assisted in construction of a 100 bed state of the art ENT hospital in Mauritius.
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.