In­dia of­fers as­sis­tance to Mau­ri­tius in tap­ping re­new­able en­ergy

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In­dia has of­fered help to Mau­ri­tius in de­vel­op­ing its re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor. Dur­ing his re­cent visit to Mau­ri­tius, the Min­is­ter of New and Re­new­able En­ergy, Dr. Fa­rooq Ab­dul­lah called on the Prime Min­is­ter of Mau­ri­tius, Dr. Navin­chan­dra Ram­goolam and had bi­lat­eral meet­ings with Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of En­ergy, Dr. Ahmed Rashid Bee­bee­jaun, apart from other min­is­ters of the is­land na­tion. Mau­ri­tius. Dr. Ab­dul­lah of­fered as­sis­tance to Mau­ri­tius in tap­ping its re­new­able en­ergy re­sources in­clud­ing wind, so­lar and geo-ther­mal. He also ex­tended help to scale up In­dian ini­tia­tives in ca­pac­ity build­ing and sup­port in de­sign and pol­icy frame­work for re­new­able en­ergy ini­tia­tive in that coun­try. Fur­ther­more, he made a spe­cial ref­er­ence to the tra­di­tional and warm ties be­tween the two coun­tries and of the mul­ti­cul­tural and di­verse so­ci­ety that had been cre­ated as a re­sult of em­i­gra­tion of hun­dreds of thou­sands of In­di­ans to Mau­ri­tius. The Mau­ri­tian side thanked In­dia for its sup­port in im­part­ing train­ing to their sci­en­tists and tech­ni­cians in so­lar and wind en­ergy. Dr. Ab­dul­lah later vis­ited Sir See­woosagur Ram­goolam Botan­i­cal Gar­den at Port Louis, where he laid a wreath on the Sa­madhi of the ‘Fa­ther of the Na­tion’ and first Prime Min­is­ter of Mau­ri­tius, Shri See­woosagur Ram­goolam. He also vis­ited the Apravassi Ghat, which now is a UNESCO world her­itage site, and was the first point of land­ing for the in­den­tured labour­ers who left In­dia to work in Mau­ri­tius.

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