India will hand over several projects, including Magistrates’ Court Building, to Seychelles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday take part in a high level virtual event with Seychelles’ President Wavel Ramkalawan and inaugurate a range of projects developed in the Indian Ocean country with India’s assistance.

During the virtual event, both leaders will jointly inaugurate new Magistrates’ Court Building in Seychelles; handing over of a Fast Patrol Vessel to Seychelles Coast Guard; handing over of a 1 MW Solar Power Plant; Inauguration of 10 High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs).

The new Magistrates’ Court Building in the capital city Victoria is India’s first major civil infrastructure project in Seychelles built with grant assistance. The Magistrates’ Court is a state of the art building which will substantially enhance the capacity of the Seychelles judicial system and aid in better delivery of judicial services to the people of Seychelles.

The 50-m Fast Patrol Vessel, which is a modern and fully equipped naval ship, has been made in India by M/s GRSE, Kolkata, and is being gifted to Seychelles under Indian grant assistance to strengthen its maritime surveillance capabilities.

The 1 MW ground-mounted Solar power plant at the Romainville Island of Seychelles has been completed as part of the ‘Solar PV Democratization Project’ being implemented in Seychelles by the Government of India under grant assistance.

The virtual event will also see the handing over of 10 High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDPs) implemented by the High Commission of India in collaboration with local bodies, educational and vocational institutions.

Seychelles occupies a central place in the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘SAGAR’ - ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’. The inauguration of these key projects demonstrates India’s privileged and time-tested role as a reliable partner of Seychelles for meeting its infrastructural, developmental and security requirements and is a testimony to the deep and friendly ties between the people of India and Seychelles.