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Mauritius: Jean-Claude de L'Estrac the General Secretary of the IOC calls the islands of the Indian Ocean to the challenges of Indian Ocean




Mauritius: Jean-Claude de L'Estrac the General Secretary of the IOC calls the islands of the Indian Ocean to the challenges of Indian Ocean
9th Economic Forum of the islands of the Ocean Indian (FEIOI), which closes today after three days of work (21-23 October 2013) at the hotel Meridian in Pointe - aux-Piments, allowed delegations present to floor on several regional issues.
 
Transport, Technologies of Information and Communication (ICT), Ocean industries, arbitration, renewable energy and tourism were thus at the heart of discussions under the auspices of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Maurice (MCCI) and in partnership with the Commission of the Indian Ocean (COI), as relates the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.

The secretary general of the IOC, Jean-Claude de l'Estrac, urged participants to put in working order and the challenges of Indian Ocean "transforming economic disparities islands by lever of development."
 
Jean-Claude the de L'Estrac highlighted that despite the crisis and "persistent uncertainty", the Indian Ocean must be "more integrated and competitive," especially with a better "connectivity" between the islands at "marine, aviation and digital."
 
The secretary general of the IOC, Jean-Claude de l'Estrac, stressed the importance of creating a regional shipping line between public and private actors of the islands of the Indian Ocean and stressed that the existing scheme airline offers fragmented will meanwhile be allowed to fail.
 
"Persist in this way amount to as writing a new chronicle of a failure foretold," he says, speaking of the air service.
 
Jean-Claude the de L'Estrac also raised the topic of food security of the Indian Ocean with Madagascar which represents 90% of all arable land in all the islands of the Indian Ocean and which could supply volumes a shipping company regional thereby reducing the cost of importing devoted to agricultural and food products.

As a reminder, between 250 and 300 participants from the public and private sector were the actors of this economic regional forum that has listed joint activities to build between all the islands of the Indian Ocean.



Fabrice François


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