Mauritius - Preliminary Technical Study and Design of Island Terminal and Breakwater Structure at Port Louis Harbour


Project Summary

Approval Date 27 May 2015
Signature Date 29 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Commitment U.A 1,180,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present project involves the Preliminary Technical Study and Design of Island Terminal and Breakwater Structure at Port Louis Harbour. Construction of the Island Terminal and the breakwater is essential to create a tranquil basin and to accommodate future container traffic at Port Louis, which shall be a major hub in the region for petroleum products, cruise, container transshipment and port related services, according to the Ocean Economy Initiative launched by the GOM. This study, being the first study for the project, is to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the project, and enable the GOM to be prepared to go ahead the technically challenging project involving the 60 ha offshore reclamation, construction of a breakwater, and substantial dredging. Financing the study from the MIC TA Fund and the Bank’s advice to the MPA through the implementation of the study will facilitate the GOM to proceed with this centerpiece project, minimizing its potential environmental and social impact.

Project Objectives

The objective of the study is to assess the technical and economic viability of construction of the Island Terminal and the breakwater to make the country a regional hub and resolve any risk of operation disruption, assess the environmental and social soundness and desirability of the project, and provide the Government of Mauritius with a roadmap for the project, including identification and planning of various project preparatory activities.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiary of this project is Government of the Republic of Mauritius.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Extending
Government Of Mauritius
Implementing
Mauritius Ports Authority

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MU-DD0-001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name NYIRUBUTAMA Jean-Jacques
Email j.nyirubutama@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritius
Coordinates Location Name
-20.16194 57.49889 Port Louis
-20.3 57.58333 Mauritius