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The Board of Investment holds an explanatory session about the Regulatory Sandbox Licence

To promote creativity and innovation through the application of technology, the Government announced the introduction of the Regulatory Sandbox Licence (RSL) in the 2016/2017 National Budget.

Pursuant to this new measure, the Board of Investment organized an explanatory session on Friday 21st October 2016, to provide information about the Regulatory Sandbox Licence.  Mr. Drishty Ramdenee, Head of Department, Ocean Economy, presented the salient features of the scheme to stakeholders comprising representatives from the Bank of Mauritius, MCCI, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Health, MRC and the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development.




Honourable Pravind K. Jugnauth, Minister of Finance & Economic Development unveils the new identity of the Mauritius Film Industry

In line with Government`s strategy to promote Mauritius as a competitive destination for film shooting and production, the Board of Investment organized a one-day strategy workshop on the Mauritian Film Industry this morning at the Holiday Inn Mon Tresor Hotel.

During his opening speech, Minister Pravind Jugnauth emphasized that the new Film Rebate Scheme has been increased from 30% to 40% as announced in the 2016/2017 national budget in order to harness the potential of the film industry.


The Ambassador-Designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on an official visit to Mauritius

His Excellency Mr. Mustafe Dek Abdisalam, the Ambassador-Designate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, will be on an official 4-day visit to Mauritius.

During his stay from  25th to 28th October 2016, Mr  Mustafe Dek Abdisalam will, amongst others, pay a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Mauritius. He will have tête-à-tête meetings with various dignitaries  after the presentation of his credentials to Her Excellency Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

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A Major Boost to Marine Aquaculture: Signing of 3 additional concession agreements with Ferme Marine de Mahébourg

Three new concession agreements pertaining to the development of marine aquaculture were signed on 18th October 2016.  The signing ceremony was held in the presence of the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Sir Aneerood Jugnauth, GCSK, KCMG, QC.

This decision to give to Ferme Marine de Mahébourg (FMM) more scope for its projects is in line with government’s plan to promote aquaculture as one of the key drivers of the ocean economy. 

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A Lesotho delegation on study tour in Mauritius

A delegation from Lesotho is currently on an official visit to Mauritius. In fact, the delegation has been on a study tour from 10th to 14th October to learn from BOI’s experience. The delegation comprises:

  1. Mr Chaba Mokuku, delegated by the Principal Secretary -Ministry of Trade
  2. Ms Tsireletso Mojela, Director of Industry -Ministry of Trade
  3. Ms Mampho Tjabane, LNDC Board member
  4. Mr Mokhethi Shelile, Head Investment Promotion Division
  5. Mrs Mathabo Klass, Head Investment Services
  6. Mrs Marina Bizabani, Manager FDI promotion
  7. Ms Puseletso Makhakhe, Manager Aftercare

The four-day programme included presentations by the Board of Investment in relation to investment opportunities in manufacturing, freeport, agro-industry, ocean economy, education, ICT and healthcare, amongst others.  Different avenues of cooperation have also been discussed.


Mauritius and Turkey seek to reinforce economic and business ties

In a bid to consolidate economic and business ties with Turkey, the Board of Investment (BOI) will participate in the forthcoming Turkey-Africa Business and Economic Forum (TABEF) which will be  held  on 2nd & 3rd November 2016 at the Lutfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Istanbul Turkey.