Source: Hinduism Today
PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS, March 12, 2001: The independence day of Mauritius falls on March 12, and this year the President of India is the island nation's guest of honor for the celebration. Manon Mardemootoo reports, "Considerable energy is now being focused by our government on making Mauritius a 'cyber Island.' India has pledged a US$21 million line of credit and is helping us set up our cyber cities. The excellent ties between the two countries, the strong cultural and privileged links maintained over the centuries, the double tax treaty, closeness, direct flights to Indian Cities, and now to Chennai, besides the strong will of the two governments, are all helping towards boosting the IT sector. Positioned between East & West, our bilingual and special position among the French-speaking, African organizations and the Commonwealth of Nations should facilitate business through Mauritius in the IT sector."