Formally unveiled the plaque and handed over the first of the 33 High Impact Community Development Projects being undertaken in Seychelles at La Passe Multipurpose Court, La Digue on 25th January 2020 Press Releases

Formally unveiled the plaque and handed over the first of the 33 High Impact Community Development Projects being undertaken in Seychelles at La Passe Multipurpose Court, La Digue on 25th January 2020

Formally unveiled the plaque and handed over the first of the 33 High Impact Community Development Projects being undertaken in Seychelles at La Passe Multipurpose Court, La Digue

on 25 January 2020

High Commissioner of India, H.E. General Dalbir Singh Suhag formally unveiled the plaque and handed over the first of the 33 High Impact Community Development Projects being undertaken in Seychelles at La Passe Multipurpose Court, La Digue on 25 January 2020. The project costing SCR 1.06 Million is funded under India’s grant assistance and is being implemented by Seychelles based 'AARJAY Constructions', thereby directly contributing to more employment opportunities for Seychellois.

Speaking at the event, High Commissioner said he was happy to note that with this event, the projects have reached the completion stage for the First Phase costing SCR 35 Million (USD 2.5 Million) for the 33 Projects spread across various Ministries and Departments including Local Government, Primary & Secondary Schools and Department of Culture in all the 3 Islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. These 33 projects under final stages of implementation, shall not only generate more employment and business opportunities to Seselwa, but also touch the lives of each and every one!

Delivering his Speech, High Commissioner noted that, though High Commissioner’s office might be situated some 40 nautical miles away, but his office clearly understands the concerns of Diguiose. He stated that having only one Court in Anse Reunion Sports Complex, that too accessed by two registered sports team, strains the resources and leaves very little opportunity for the budding kids to take up new sports in Anse Reunion and added that was the main reason why this project was chosen for implementation, that is to Generate maximum positive impact for the local community!

This court in the prime location of La Passe, also has the benefit of being close to an existing playing field, which doubles up the utility of this project. This project will not only improve the condition of the existing playing field, but also provide a state-of-the-art facility and make it safe for the youth to use the facilities and in the process also help in improving the lifestyle practices of the people in this community, addressing one of the stated priorities of the Hon’ble President of Seychelles.

It is praiseworthy to note that the Government of India is already assisting Seychelles in constructing the 3 National Priority Projects of Seychelles including Government House Secretariat Building, new Police Headquarters with forensic laboratory, new Attorney General's Office all put together costing an estimated SCR 1.324 Billion (USD 92 Million)

Apart from this, Government of India would be constructing the state-of-the-art International Convention Centre in Mahe with a capacity of 2000 pax named after Mahatma Gandhi, besides the Magistrates’ Courthouse building which is already under construction, all on a grant basis. The Magistrates’ Court project would be completed by May 2020 and handed over to the people of Seychelles.

Dignitaries and guest present at the event include the Principal Secretary of Local Government Ms. Marie Vidot, District Administrator for La Digue Ms. Barbara Barallon, Joint Secretary for the Indian Ocean Region from India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Amit Narang amongst others. The event was followed by sports animation by children from the community.