The Prime Minister, along with Seychelles President Oval Ramavan, jointly inaugurated a solar power plant, a court building and 10 community development projects.
New Delhi: After handing over a fast patrol ship to the islands at a virtual event on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Prime Minister is central to the dream of security and development for all in the region (the sea).
The Prime Minister inaugurated a solar power plant, a yard and 10 community development projects jointly with Seychelles President Oval Ramavan.
A fast patrol ship is being deployed to the Seychelles Coastguard.
A modern and fully equipped ship, the 50 Mile Fast Patrol Vessel was gifted to the Seychelles with Indian grant assistance, which will further strengthen its maritime surveillance capabilities. hci_seychelles pic.twitter.com/Ln47EanUCJ
– Arindam Bagchi (MEIINDIA) April 8, 2021
In addition to the patrol ships, three other projects were part of India’s development assistance to the strategically located islands.
“India and Seychelles are strong and important partners in the Indian Ocean region. Seychelles ‘sea’ – “The region is at the center of protection and development for all.”
Regarding the handover of the patrol ship, the Prime Minister said that India was committed to strengthening maritime security in the city of Seychelles.
Modi further said that India was able to supply 50,000 doses of essential medicines when needed and provided ‘Made in India’ vaccine in Seychelles.
Seychelles is the first African country to adopt ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 “Comments,” he said.
Modi also spoke about climate change in his brief speech and said that it has become a special threat to the island nations.
“Therefore, I am happy that today we are handing over a megawatt solar power plant in Seychelles with the help of India,” he said.
As China seeks to expand its influence in the region, India is expanding cooperation with several island nations, including the Seychelles.
Ramkalvan said his country wanted to deepen ties with India, adding that today’s event was a “set moment for the declaration of bilateral relations”.
The new Magistrates’ Court building in the capital, Victoria, was built in Seychelles with India’s first largest civilian infrastructure project, a grant-in-aid.
It is a state-of-the-art building, which is expected to significantly increase the capacity of the Seychelles judiciary and further assist in providing judicial services to the people of the country.
The 50-meter-long patrol ship was gifted to Seychelles by a modern and fully equipped navy built by GRSE in Kolkata, India and with Indian grant assistance.
A megawatt ground-mounted solar power plant has been set up on the island of Romenville in the Seychelles with other grant-in-aid.
The Indian High Commission implements 10 High-Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) in collaboration with local institutions, education and business organizations.