INFRASTRUCTURE ON ILE SOLEIL 50% COMPLETED
The project to install infrastructure on Ile Soleil is on track to be
completed by January 2016 with 50% of the works already completed.
Giving a progress update of the project, Mervin Padayachy, Project
Manager with Consultant firm, Gibbs Limited said corridors have been set
up; 1 ½ kilometers of sewage lines laid and 3 electricity substations
have been completed.
The remaining works to be completed includes curbing and laying of
asphalt for the 2 ½ kilometers of road to be constructed. This will be
undertaken over the next few months. Although the sewage pipelines have
been laid, work is underway to connect them to a pump station and
subsequently a sewage treatment plant.
In reference to electricity installations, Mr. Padayachy said “We are on
the fourth substation; the only outstanding thing now is we are waiting
for the electric cables to arrive and we are expecting this within the
Gibbs Limited has established a 3-month timeline for the completion of
all underground services. After which, the firm will verify that the
works have been completed to the required standard then handed over to
20/20 Development, the company in charge of developing Ile Soleil.
NATIONAL POLICY ON FAMILY TO BE LAUNCHED
A national policy on the family will soon be launched says the Minister
for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, Vincent Meriton.
The policy has been described by Minister Meriton as the direct result
of the Social Renaissance program. He said it will ensure the wellbeing
and stability of the family in Seychelles. The main aim of this national
policy for the family is to bring more support to families for them to
assume their responsibilities.
Minister Meriton made the declaration in his message to commemorate the
International day of the family celebrated on the 15th May.
PIERRE LAPORTE APPOINTED NEW CEO OF SACOS
The former Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre Laporte
has accepted to take up the post of Chief Executive Officer of the SACOS
A Press Release from SACOS says that Mr. Laporte accepted the
responsibility after the current CEO, Antonio Lucas tendered his notice
Mr. Lucas was the first CEO of the SACOS group after it was privatized