India Extends $190-million line of credit to Mauritius for the Metro Express Project
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the India-assisted Social Housing Units Project in Mauritius through video-conferencing on January 20, 2022.
The two leaders also launched the Civil Service College and the 8MW Solar PV Farm projects in Mauritius, being undertaken with India’s development support.
An agreement was exchanged in which India is extending a $190-million line of credit to Mauritius for the Metro Express Project and other infrastructure projects.
PM Pravind Jugnauth government also announced to name one of the major metro stations in the country as ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ station to pay gratitude for India’s support.
Meanwhile, in defence sector, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Government of Mauritius (GoM) have signed a contract, under which HAL will export one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH)-MkIII for the Mauritius Police Force.
Mauritius already operates a ALH and Dornier Do-228 aircraft built by HAL.