As stated by the World Bank, the development objective of the Rodrigues Airport Project for Mauritius is to improve air transport access and enhance the climate resilience and productivity of the island of Rodrigues. The project comprises of five components.
The first component, infrastructure development will fund the construction of a new airport runway and associated facilities on Rodrigues Island.
The second component, technical assistance for project implementation and sector reforms consists of following sub-components: (i) support to aviation sector development; and (ii) support to project implementation.
The third component, support Rodrigues’ sustainable integrated development with a particular focus on access to water and food security will support local governments, rural communities, and the private sector on the island of Rodrigues to carry out small key investments and implement a sustainable territorial development strategy for Rodrigues. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening of the local food systems; and (ii) supporting improved water management and development.
The fourth component, supporting the sustainable development of the tourism sector in Rodrigues consists of following sub-components: (i) supporting tourism promotion and attraction of investments; (ii) skills development to support the tourism sector; (iii) supporting sustainable tourism among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); and (iv) strengthening sustainable tourism infrastructure.
The fifth component, contingent emergency support will facilitate access to rapid financing by allowing for the reallocation of uncommitted project funds in the event of a natural disaster, either by a formal declaration of a national emergency or upon a formal request from the government.
According to the World Bank, the project-related environmental and social risks are "High".
The remaining USD 16 million will be provided by the European Development Fund.
As stated by the World Bank, the Airport Rodrigues Limited (ARL), a public company, operates the Rodrigues’ Plaine Corail Airport and is owned by Airport Holdings Limited (AHL). The ownership structure in the aviation sector in Mauritius comprises various public companies, including AML and ARL, each with separate Boards of Directors and accounts. Civil aviation in Mauritius and Rodrigues is regulated by the Department of Civil Aviation, under the Department of External Communications.
As stated on the company's website, Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd (AML), a public company which started its operations in April 1999, is the owner and licensed aerodrome operator of the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.
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World Bank Team Leaders:
Marc Marie Francois Navelet Noualhier - Senior Transport Specialist
Edward Andrew Beukes - Senior Transport Specialist
Wei Yan - Transport Economist
Contacts not available at the time of disclosure.
Borrower - Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Development:
Visvanaden Soondram - Deputy Financial Secretary
Implementing Agencies -
Airport of Rodrigues Limited:
Gail Leong Kye - Airport Manager
Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd:
Navin Bhobun - Manager of Projects, AML
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