Work on a new marina to berth some 50 hire crafts and other pleasure vessels is expected to start next year following the Cabinet of Ministers’ approval last week of the proposed development.
The project which will be implemented at Baie Ste Anne will form part of a greater plan for a new town centre for the Praslin district.
As of next year private bus operators will be allowed to provide transportation to the public alongside the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation, now that the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to allow private sector involvement in public transportation, a sector where the SPTC has a monopoly for over 40 years.
Emma Ah-Shung, a policy analyst who joined the Ministry of Transport in February this year, recently completed her studies with Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation and graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class Honours in International Relations.
For this noteworthy academic achievement, Minister Antony Derjacques took time out of his busy schedule to personally congratulate Ms Ah-Shung and express his joy by saying “the ministry is proud of your achievements and wishes to extend this small token of appreciation to you. You made the ministry proud and we look forward to see more of your achievements with us.”
The Ministry of Transport has said it intends to fast track the west coast road improvement project.
The project team met on March 28, 2022 for the purpose of finalising the project plan in accordance with way leaves obtained, and met again on April 7, 2022, this time along with the Minister of Transport, Antony Derjacques and sponsors in order to finalise the process of the project, which includes the department of land transport’s submission of relevant documents along with the project plan to the planning authority.
The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Seychelles Land Transport Agency have said that resurfacing work of both primary and secondary roads on Praslin officially resumed on March 30, 2022.
Work began early in the morning on the Consolation road, starting at the Coco-de- mer hotel and is meant to reach all the way to Chateau de Feuilles hotel when completed.
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As of yesterday March 31, 2022, Seychellois citizens no longer have to pay for a Travel Authorization when travelling home on their Seychelles passport, the Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, has announced.
This means that they will now submit their documents via the Seychelles Travel Authorization platform free of charge.