September 03, 2015
First IORA Ministerial Blue Economy Conference in
First IORA Ministerial Blue Economy Conference in Mauritius
The First Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial Blue Economy Conference was officially inaugurated by the Right Honourable Sir Anerood Jugnauth, GCSK, KCMG, QC, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius at Le Meridien, Pointe aux Piments, this morning.
In his address, the Head of Government reaffirmed his “vision to develop the ocean assets of Mauritius into one of the innovative pillars of our economy.” According to him, the Ocean Economy is “a pillar that would unlock investments of approximately USD 600 million, and create 25, 000 jobs.”
The island has a vast maritime zone of 2.3 million square kilometres which represents nearly 1% of the world’s ocea
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