Mauritius seeks India's coop in construction of mobile bridges
Mauritius Wednesday sought India's cooperation in construction of mobile bridges to be used for evacuation of people in event of natural disasters like floods.
New Delhi: Mauritius Wednesday sought India's cooperation in construction of mobile bridges to be used for evacuation of people in event of natural disasters like floods.
During his meeting with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, his Mauritius counterpart Jayeshwur Raj Dayal also sought India's cooperation in disaster management.
Sources said the visiting Mauritius minister also showed lot of interest in the design philosophy of the New Paryavaran Bhavan focused on increasing the efficiency of resource usage like energy, water and materials while minimising the impact of the building on human habitat and the environment.
Natural disasters like flash floods and coastal erosion are part of the topography of Mauritius.
The visiting Mauritius minister said his country is facing difficulties in rescuing people when bridges are washed away or collapsed during the harsh weather conditions.
So he sought India's cooperation in constructing mobile bridges and also train their engineers to fix and maintain them, the sources said.
On India's side, Javadekar sought Mauritius' cooperation in solar and other renewable energy sectors.
On climate change issues, he said the developed nations should fulfil its commitment towards developing nations and island nations on the issue of Green Climate Fund and access to low cost clean technology.
In a separate meeting, visiting Polish Environment Minister Maciej H Grabowski expressed interest to work with India on water and waste management areas.
Mangolia's former Environment Minister S Oyun called on Javadekar and appreciated the design of the new Environment Ministry building.