Mauritius Sets $162 Million Plan for Village Hit by Oil Spill

Mauritius Sets $162 Million Plan for Village Hit by Oil Spill

November 21, 2020

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A 214-year-old coastal village in Mauritius hit by the island’s worst environmental disaster is set for a 6.5 billion-rupee ($162 million) regeneration plan, according to the National Infrastructure Ministry.

50,​820 Million metric tons of greenhouse emissions, most recent annual data 0 3 2 1 0 9 ,0 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 8 7 0 8 7 6 5 4 Soccer pitches of forest lost this hour, most recent data 0 6 5 4 3 2 0 3 2 1 0 9 0 5 4 3 2 1 .0 9 8 7 6 5 0 1 0 9 8 7 0 4 3 2 1 0 0 5 4 3 2 1 0 4 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 9 8 Parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere -16.​37% Today’s arctic ice area vs. historic average

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$69.​9B Renewable power investment worldwide in Q2 2020 +0.​85° C Oct. 2020 increase in global temperature vs. 1900s average 76% Carbon-free net power in Brazil, most recent data

The government is expected to spend 2.5 billion rupees in Mahebourg consolidating existing infrastructure and adding amenities to the waterfront esplanade over six years. Private sector-led projects will contribute 4 billion rupees for affordable housing, mixed-use development and ecological zones. Port Louis-based Le Defi Plus reported the plans earlier.

Mahebourg is the biggest of the villages facing a double challenge on the southeastern coast.Tourism is nonexistent during the Covid-19 pandemic, a major economic blow to the Indian Ocean island nation. An oil spill after a vessel ran aground in July further impacted the village, home tofishermen and a cultural landmark.

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