Mauritius is perhaps a small island, but it faces problems of socio-economic and environmental as the rest of the world. Therefore, five expert groups have conducted extensive research since July 2011 on topics such as water, energy, human resources, quality of life and traffic in Mauritius. They presented this Thursday, February 2 an outline of options that can improve the quality of life of Mauritians.
" There is no quick fix, but experts have collaborated with numerous institutions to provide solutions , "said Dr Arjoon Suddhoo, Director General of the Mauritius Research Council. The best minds are therefore Maurice worked for 6 months on issues affecting the country, with one goal: to make Mauritius a better place to live.
" We must learn to do things ourselves, and stop being dependent on other countries , "says Professor Soodursun Jugessur, president of MRC, to which Mauritius has the potential to solve its problems alone.
Among the fields of study, there are health and nutrition, since about 50% of the Mauritian population die from cardiovascular disease. But also pollution and traffic, since 2011, Maurice had nearly 352,000 vehicles, a car for three people.
It becomes urgent to suggest solutions that could avoid aggravation of the socio-economic and environmental. The Water Research Group, for example, worked with institutions like the University of Mauritius and the Central Water Authority. Facing the water crisis, they propose to implement better stormwater collection or building a desalination plant seawater
But the real challenge of this collaboration between experts and consultants, it is primarily a program to provide thoughtful and methodical, so that " policies, which often do not grow far enough research, know what steps to take in the future " said Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Technology.