Mauritius will soon be flourishing with Smart Cities, according to the Minister of Finance, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo. Four projects to pave the way towards the goal will start off by January 2016.
Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo talked at length about the Smart Cities projects during the first conference of the Mauritius Smart Cities held today, October 14, at the Intercontinental Hotel at Balaclava.
As per the statements of the minister, the development of the Smart Cities constitutes an important endeavour of the government. The aim is to create a prosperous nation.
Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo believes that the new town of Highlands will become the administrative centre of the country in 10 years’ time while Port-Louis will be turned into a port city. On the other hand, this would only be possible if we witness a growth rate of 5-7 %.
The minister explains that the small size of our nation might be a weakness, but that our territorial waters extend over 2.4 million square kilometres. He believes we should use our marine resources intelligently by developing a maritime hub like Dubai and Singapore.