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Mauritius: The wind farm soon under construction in the region of Mare aux Vacoas will lead to the planting of 6,000 native trees




Despite of getting upstream of regulatory approval, a stop signal from Bois et Forêts Department was issued several months ago against the consortium project Indo-Mauritian Suzlon-Padgreen.
 
After recent negotiations between the different parties the Mauritian authorities reached an agreement on the building site.
 
2,000 trees will thus be cut down for this project and 6000 other endemic trees will also be planted on sites that will be imposed by the authorities of consortium Suzlon-Padgreen, as indicated by the Le Mauricien newspaper.
 
 
After recent negotiations between the different parties the Mauritian authorities reached an agreement on the building site.
 
2,000 trees will be cut down thus 6000 for this project and other endemic trees will also be planted on sites that will be imposed by the authorities Suzlon-Padgreen of consortium, as indicated by the newspaper The Mauritian.
 
As a reminder, the establishment of 14 wind turbines each producing about 2.1 megawatts for a total of 29.4 megawatts of electricity will emerge within a year in Plaine-Sophie in the Mare aux Vacoas region.
 
The implementation of this wind project in Mauritius is expected to cost about 2 billion rupees. *
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees



Abu Bakr Siddeeq Ameeruddin


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