Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The inauguration of projects in Mauritius by video conferencing comes weeks after India inaugurated projects in Nepal.
Continuing engagement with the neighbouring countries, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two projects in Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth. The projects are Mauritius Phase one of the metro express and a new ENT hospital and will be inaugurated via video conference at around 4 pm today.
India is already involved in a number of projects in the country. In 2016, India provided a Special Economic Package of $ 353 million for the execution of 5 projects in the Indian ocean country. These projects are-- Metro Express Project, Supreme Court Building, New ENT Hospital, Social Housing project, Supply of digital tablets to primary school children.
Some other India-assisted projects existing in Mauritius include the Upadhyay Training Centre, the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, the Subramania Bharati Eye Centre, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre and the Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre (SVICC).
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth has been to India two times this year—one at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May and first time when he was Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019. Both PM Modi and PM Jugnauth met on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly last week in New York
The inauguration of projects in Mauritius by video conferencing comes weeks after India inaugurated projects in Nepal. In early September, India and Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli inaugurated south Asia's first cross border oil pipeline. The pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhganj in Nepal will transfer petroleum products such as diesel, LPG, aviation turbine fuel etc.
In late September, PM Modi and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga jointly inaugurated a statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery via video-conferencing.