Clearly, the " mega "which would" change the face of the city and create 10,000 jobs "is not moving. Similarly, neither the Indian promoter or the Mauritian government does want to move on to become Neotown .
The 58 acres and 33 perches sold by the government for a 99-year lease to the developer IndiaPatel Engineering Ltd. , is still a near-desert area. However, the ambitious project is not dead, made us realize the communication service developer in India: " We have underground cable installation .
Work began on 29 March 2010. The contract between the Minister of Housing and Lands and Les Salines Development Ltd , a subsidiary of Patel Engeneering , was signed on 11 December 2009, in the presence of the Director General of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA), Shekar Suntah.
This 15-page contract contains no clause obliging developers to meet a deadline for completion of the work. The contract specifies, however, that a Joint Monitoring Committee with representatives from several ministries, to make the monitoring of the project. Regarding the Ministry of Finance, the Land and the MPA, they are not aware of what happened to this committee.
Neotown was presented as an " integrated urban "comprenantun hotel, walks, gardens, sea, tourist heritage center, a luxury resort, a block of apartments, offices and centers commerciaux.Les gross investments are estimated at Rs 15 billion.