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Seychelles: Moratorium on the construction of new large hotels in the archipelago

While Seychelles celebrated on Monday their independence acquired in 1976, President James Michel has announced several measures in the framework of the environmental protection as the elimination of taxes on electric cars and the provision of subsidies for the installation solar panels.
The Seychelles President also stated that a moratorium on the construction of new hotel establishments in the archipelago is now in force after a report on the matter has been submitted.
"I took care to listen and to consult here and there. And I came to conclude that the time has come not to continue the construction of new large hotels, but to improve and further develop this unique product that the Seychelles today offer to customers. As a result, the government has decided to impose a moratorium with immediate effect, on any new construction project of a big hotel in Mahe and neighboring islands, except well course projects that were already accepted and already for which consent has already been given, "he said.
The tourism sector generates the greater economic pillar of the archipelago. 122.805 travelers visited the archipelago since the beginning of 2015, representing an increase of 15% compared to the same calendar period in 2014.
As a reminder, 232,667 visitors came to Seychelles in 2014 compared to 230,272 tourist arrivals registered in 2013.


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