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Omnicane unveils ambitious Mon Trésor Airport City project

Omnicane unveils ambitious Mon Trésor Airport City project

The land development project will extend over 400 hectares in the zone near the airport with Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport representing the first link of the planned Airport City. (Image: Omnicane)

Mauritius’ SSR International airport, which was recently ranked the best airport in the Indian Ocean region, is set to have another jewel in its already star-studded crown with the Mon Trésor Airport City.

The Mon Trésor Airport City project was unveiled by Mauritius sugar major Omnicane’s CEO Jacques d’Unienville during the inauguration of the Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport, on March 26, 2014, at Mon Trésor.

The land development project will extend over 400 hectares in the zone near the airport. Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport represents the first link of the planned Airport City.

Omnicane aims to develop a slew of airport activities connecting Mauritius with the African continent and the rest of the world, while respecting the imperatives of green energy set under Maurice Ile Durable (MID).

The Mon Trésor Airport City project, which has the support of the BEI, formed the subject of a Master Plan realised and delivered by European specialists, Royal HaskoningDHV, and was refined by local architecture firm, Architects Studio.

It consists of an industrial and technological activities park and is conceptualized as a hub of services as well as hotel and leisure activities, among which feature a novel Dodo attraction park around Mare-aux-Songes, and a plan of residential development.

The Prime Minister of Mauritius evoked the transformational changes to the economic environment of the island nation.

According to Navin Ramgoolam, with the development of Mauritius as a financial hub, tourism is increasingly tilting towards business tourism, and it is essential adapt to the new environment in order to seize opportunities.

The Prime Minister went on to note that Omnicane had once again demonstrated its sense of innovation by proposing the Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport in particular, and the project of land development of the airport zone in general.

Omnicane CEO Jacques d’Unienville sees this project as an opportunity to review the transformation of Omnicane into an integrated agro-industrial cluster over the last decade, starting with the launch of the bioethanol distillery and a Carbon Burn Out unit project lined up next.

In his welcoming speech, the CEO mentioned that the PABARI Group and Omnicane were associated in the implementation and the development of an agro-industrial cluster at Kwale in Kenya which will be in operation by the end of this year.

The CEO also elaborated on the Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport which is a 4-star hotel in the service of the Mauritian and foreign business community, involving a Rs 850 million investment.

Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport provides a whole range of modern facilities for businessmen near the airport and consists of 140 rooms among which feature 9 suites, conference rooms and meeting spaces, he concluded.

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