The government advocates a clean and green Mauritius, a vision that is in line with the promotion of sustainable development. It is within this framework that the Prime Minister, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, launched a clean-up and awareness campaign today at the beach of Pointe aux Piments.
Also, present were the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning and Minister of Tourism, Mr. Steven Obeegadoo, the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr. Kavydass Ramano, other ministers and eminent personalities.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister proceeded to the planting of plants on the beaches of Pointe aux Piments, Mont Choisy and Grand Bay. He also handed out plants to residents to raise awareness on the importance of protecting the environment.
The Prime Minister pointed out that Mauritius will move to an important stage with the reopening of the borders to tourists on July 15, 2021, hence the need to restore the beauty and cleanliness of coastal areas, beaches, parks and other natural areas. It is necessary to adapt to the new normal so that the country can resume its economic and social activities.
He also called on the population to establish a culture of cleanliness in their daily lives and to act responsibly to safeguard the environment.
In terms of the reopening of the borders, the Deputy Prime Minister said that 14 hotels have been selected according to the criteria established by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to welcome visitors from July 15, 2021.
Minister Ramano said that the cleaning of 12 areas between Balaclava and Grand Bay is on the agenda for this Saturday. The campaign will be extended to other areas in the coming days, he added.