Mauritius gets serious about PSP in water

After 20 years of fits and starts, the government is now soliciting interest from a range of consultants ahead of a 15-year affermage contract to address chronic underinvestment in its failing water infrastructure. The situation is desperate.

The Government of Mauritius has invited expressions of interest from consultants as it prepares to tender a 15-year affermage contract to revitalise its water infrastructure after decades of underinvestment.

With physical water losses running at close to 60%, and the Central Water Authority in dire financial straits (it has been unable to service 50% of its government loans since 2009), a...

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