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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.


BOI issues Smart City Certificate to Cap Tamarin Ltée

The Board of Investment has, on Wednesday 5th October 2016, issued a Smart City Certificate to the Cap Tamarin Smart City, a mixed-use development project located on the west coast of the island. The promoter is Trimetys Ltd.  This is the second certificate which has been issued to date.


Mauritius consolidates its position as the most competitive economy in sub Saharan Africa

Mauritius consolidates its position as the most competitive economy in sub Saharan Africa

Mauritius is sub Saharan Africa’s most competitive economy according to the latest publication of the Global Competitiveness Index 2016 – 2017 of the World Economic Forum. It also topped the overall Good Governance in Africa in Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) for a decade.

In the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Report published last month, the country is ranked at number 45 out of 138 countries, a step above its position last year. Mauritius continues to consolidate its lead in the Sub Saharan region for the fourth consecutive year.

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A New Legislative Framework for the Freeport Sector

The 2016 National Budget  announced the development of a new legislative framework to ease the transition from the existing Freeport regime to an integrated Free Zone model based on the fact that “the current development model can no more deliver on our aspirations as a nation”. The development of the Free Zone framework is viewed by Government as one of the key strategies to boost economic growth through exports, thereby improving the country’s competitiveness as a reliable and attractive investment destination. 

The Blockchain Seminar generates key interest from industry operators and stakeholders

The Board of Investment (BOI) organized a seminar on the blockchain technology on the 15th September 2016 and also hosted a series of interactive working sessions with key stakeholders of the industry, namely the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MTCI), the Financial Services Commission (FSC), the Mauritius Bankers Association and Entrepreneurs on Friday 16th September 2016.