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Mauritius to Inaugurate Technical team to Review local Industrial Sector

Mauritius will set up a technical team to conduct a review of the industrial sector in the country, as well as propose recommendations for the consolidation of the local industry.

The team will comprise representatives of the Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mauritius Export Association, Business Mauritius, Economic Development Board, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Association of Mauritian Manufacturers, SME Mauritius and Mauritius Cooperative Alliance.

The Mauritius Minister for Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah together with the stakeholders from the aforementioned institutions, agreed on the urgency to rethink the future of the manufacturing sector and discussed possible short-term actions.

They highlighted on the importance of exploring opportunities to enable the modernisation of the local industrial sector to boost productivity and increase competitiveness. Consequently, the technical team will be called upon to present its recommendations to the Standing Committee.

For Mr Bholah, it is crucial to promote e-commerce which has emerged as a thriving business activity during the Covid-19 pandemic. He also indicated that various owners of SMEs have availed of the facilities set up by the Government.

As for the cooperatives sector, the Minister emphasised that there should be optimum use of the land allocated to cooperative societies.  He also stressed on the need to maximise activities such as farming, the growing of vegetables and fruits and beekeeping, in order to consolidate food security across the country.


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