The wheat loft and its vicinity might soon be transformed into a commercial site. A project thereof has been presented by a foreign consortium.
A group of companies including businessmen from South Africa, China and the United Arab Emirates expressed their interest in turning the wheat loft near Caudan waterfront into a site buzzing with commercial activities while keeping its historical side intact with the aim of boosting the tourist industry.
Several millions of rupees will be invested to fuel the project which is currently being discussed between the representatives of the consortium and the authorities.
The project will be set up as per the conditions imposed by the Aapravasi Ghat Trust, says the Lord-Mayor, Oumar Kholeegan.
The ancient military hospital near Aapravasi Ghat might also be included in the project. The building could be turned into a museum, as suggested by Xavier-Luc Duval.