We need both the private and public sectors to work together now to transform the port and port-related activities such as logistics into a major pillar of the economy. It is time to move away from the idea of the port only facilitating basic imports and exports. The major ports of the world all have extremely strong marketing teams travelling around the world convincing shipping lines and operators to base themselves at their facilities. Mauritius does not do this. It is time to market ourselves to the world and establish a light-manufacturing hub serving Africa from here in Mauritius.
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