Speaking to members from the press was the Minister for Travel and leisure, Civil Aviation, Ports and Sea, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, and present had been the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, and the Director of Specifications and Regulations, Sinha Levkovic.
The moratorium on huge hotel projects on Mahe as well as the inner islands was announced simply by former President James Michel in the address on the occasion of Seychelles’ National Day which falls upon June 29, 2015.
Projects for which approval had recently been granted, or for which a commitment have been made by the government, were exempted. The particular moratorium is set to be enforced until the 12 months 2020.
Minister Loustau-Lalanne said a number of governmental bodies had been involved in the process of having these tasks approved and thanked the Seychelles Investment Board, Seychelles Planning Power, and the Secretariat of the Cabinet along with the tourism ministry.
You will find 18 large hotels projects upon that list, which means those travel and leisure establishments which are made up of 25 areas or more. Twelve out of the 18 tasks are on Mahe, 2 are on Praslin, and 4 others are on the external islands, namely Ile Platte, Figure, Ile Longue, and Sainte Anne.
Speaking on the task on Ile Platte, Minister Loustau-Lalanne said construction started but is not completed yet. He added that will construction will restart, and this is the reason why the project is on this checklist.
On the proposed capability of these hotel projects, Minister Loustau-Lalanne said there are those which have received defined approval, but there are a few that are nevertheless in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) stage.
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