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Local news this week in Mauritius (2-8 March) – what you need to know

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National day: official ceremony at the State House, Réduit

“Harmony in our Republic”: this is the theme chosen this year for the celebrations of the national day. The official ceremony will take place this Sunday at noon, at the State House, Réduit, in the presence of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister. It should be noted that on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Independence Day, the celebrations will extend over several days, announced the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Avinash Teeluck, during a conference of press held this afternoon of Thursday 9 March.


Aqua Springs brand water can be consumed again

The results of microbiological analyzes carried out by the Central Health Laboratory show that the quality of the water of the Aqua Springs brand complies with the provisions of the Food Act and that it can again be consumed.


Prices of pharmaceutical products: Introduction of a “regressive mark-up”

Some 550 pharmaceutical products will soon be subject to a regressive mark-up mechanism. So decided the Council of Ministers on Friday, making it clear that the Ministry of Trade and Consumer Protection will soon apply a regressive mark-up on eight of the eleven classes of pharmaceutical products, which fall under the categories of biological, anti-cancer, antidiabetics, antihypertensives, cardiovascular, inhalers, vaccines and other antacids.


40 Hours: diversions and closed roads scheduled for this Sunday, March 12

Several detours and closed roads are planned for this Sunday March 12 for the 40 Hours.


Henley Residence Program Index: Mauritius in 13th place among the countries most popular with investors

Every year, hundreds of investors search for countries where they can buy a residence or obtain citizenship. The Henley Residence Program Index 2023, document, prepared by the firm Henley & Partners, and which was made public last week, reveals that Mauritius is one of the 26 countries most popular with investors.

Hotel projects can no longer be designed on the coast 

The Mauritian coastline is under pressure. A report from the Ministry of Housing and Lands, dating from 2021, reports saturation of coastal areas, which are most exposed to the effects of climate change. Various recommendations, both for cities and rural areas, are made in the National Land Development Strategy drafted in 2021 by the Ministry of Housing and Lands. One of the main recommendations contained in this document consists in initiating a new reflection on the development of hotel complexes on the coasts.


Unified payment interface: the Reserve Bank of India targets Mauritius

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) aims to enable value-for-money funds transfers through the UPI (Unified Payments Interface). Talks are underway with a few countries including Mauritius.
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