Turf: MTC Pays Rs 250,000 to the City of Port-Louis

8 years, 4 months ago - April 01, 2014
Initially they asked Rs 1 million. In the end, the mayor of Port-Louis got Rs 250,000 from the MauritiusTurf Club (MTC) for the new racing season, which includes 43 days. The new law on local government allows councils to impose a tax on betting agents .

According to the Lord Mayor Dorine Chukowry, the municipality received a "good deal" this year. She explained that in 2013, there was no requirement MTC to contribute such sum.

However, many advisors are wondering whether it is not rather the MTC who got a "good deal." For the municipality had to make huge concessions to reduce the amount of Rs 1 million initially requested Rs 250,000 .

By cons, last year, MTC has disbursed the sum of Rs 6 million to rent the Champ-de-Mars. 

 

Text by lexpress.mu

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