Pravind Jugnauth visited several sites heavily affected by the passage of Cyclone Belal and promised to take concrete measures to minimize the risk of flooding. Highlighting the fact that water accumulations and floods could become more frequent due to climate change, the head of government reaffirmed “the government's determination to take measures to deal with such situations” while calling “for the support and patience of all citizens”.
During these field visits, attention was paid to the flooding problems faced by residents and operators in the sugarcane sector due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Prime Minister also visited Gentilly and L'Avenir, St-Pierre, where he met residents whose homes were affected by accumulations of water. He also visited L’Unité and Petit-Paquet in Camp-de-Masque-Pavé. Representatives of the concerned district council, ENL Group and Alteo Limited were present on the occasion.
He affirmed that technicians from the relevant ministries, in collaboration with the authorities of the Moka district council, are analyzing the problems and will develop the necessary solutions. The Prime Minister also welcomed the cooperation of the private sector in the search for sustainable solutions.
The authorities, with the support of the private sector, are working to examine the underlying causes of water accumulations, “propose solutions and decide on the necessary infrastructure to avoid such problems,” said Pravind Jugnauth.