PM Modi, Seychelles President to inaugurate projects in online event

Photo: PIB India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan will participate in a virtual event on Thursday during which a range of Indian projects in the Seychelles will be inaugurated.

The high-level virtual event will feature a joint e-inauguration of the new Magistrates' Court building in the Seychelles, the handing over of a Fast Patrol Vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard, the handing over of a 1-MW solar power plant, the inauguration of 10 high-impact community development projects (HICDPs), the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Modi will take part in the virtual event with Ramkalawan on Thursday to inaugurate a range of Indian projects in the Seychelles, it added.

The new Magistrates' Court building in the capital city, Victoria, is India's first major civil infrastructure project in the Seychelles built with grant assistance.

The Magistrates' Court is a state-of-the-art building that will substantially enhance the capacity of the Seychelles' judicial system and aid in better delivery of judicial services to people, the PMO said.

The 50-metre Fast Patrol Vessel, which is a modern and fully-equipped naval ship, has been made in India by M/s GRSE, Kolkata and is being gifted to the Seychelles under Indian grant assistance to strengthen its maritime surveillance capabilities, it added.

The 1-MW ground-mounted solar power plant at the Romainville Island of the Seychelles has been completed as part of the "Solar PV Democratisation Project" being implemented in the Seychelles by the Indian government under grant assistance.

The virtual event will also see the handing over of 10 HICDPs implemented by the High Commission of India in collaboration with local bodies, educational and vocational institutions.

The Seychelles occupies a central place in the prime minister's vision of "SAGAR" -- Security and Growth for All in the Region -- the PMO said.

The inauguration of these key projects demonstrates India's privileged and time-tested role as a reliable partner of the Seychelles for meeting its infrastructural, developmental and security requirements and is a testimony to the deep and friendly ties between the people of the two countries, it added.

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel