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Mauritius: Navin Ramgoolam might be questioned about the high costs of the construction of the new airport terminal

Following four arrests in a little over five months, the former Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navin Ramgoolam, could once again in near future face the same fate.
Indeed, the police are currently keenly interested in the market surrounding the construction of the new terminal of the operational Plaisance International Airport since September 2013. The project was originally estimated at 10 billion rupees and Navin Ramgoolam had been supervising all the work.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which was elected the best African airport for 2014 ultimately cost approximately 14 billion rupees * and can accommodate up 4.5 million passengers on a surface area of 56.900 m2.
As a reminder, the Chinese Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank) gave its agreement for a loan of 260 million dollars in February 2009 with an annual interest rate set at 2%. The allocated loan is reimbursable in 15 years. Airports of Mauritius Limited has joined with Aéroports de Paris for the implementation of the construction.
After an invitation for tenders, the China State Construction Engineering Corporation has been chosen for a contract of 350 million dollars.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 39 rupees


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