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A view of the site where the ship repair facility-dry dock project will be based

Ship repair facility-dry dock project on track

The ship repair facility-dry dock project, approved by the cabinet of ministers on October 6, 2021 after cabinet was satisfied with the results from the initial proposals of the Ministry of Transport (dated back in July 2021), and first presented to the public on October 7, 2021, is currently on track.

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Transport minister attends Future Aviation Forum in Saudi Arabia

Seychelles’ Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, attended the Future Aviation Forum, an event held under the patronage of the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz at King Abdulaziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Motorists happy with Vehicle Testing Station’s appointment system

The Vehicle Testing Station (VTS) located along Bois de Rose Avenue has started seeing positive outcomes after introducing the appointment system.

Hans Albert, the manager at VTS, said in an interview with the local media that this is all due to the understanding of their clients.

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Minister Derjacques is flanked by SPA chief executive Ronny Brutus (right) and Mr Laporte

Praslin to get new marina

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.

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Minister Derjacques (right) and PS Andre

Government liberalises private transport sector

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.

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Minister Derjacques presenting Ms Ah-Shung with a small token

Transport minister congratulates Emma Ah-Shung on her noteworthy academic achievement

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.”

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