The Industrial Advisory Council voted a 3.1 billion rupees budget last week to help the local SMEs. That money will be provided by the Mauritius Standard Bureau, Enterprise Mauritius, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority and the Fashion and Design Institute.

83 projects have been identified to support the SME, the minister of Commerce, Showkutally Soodhun said.

The Industrial and SME Strategic Plan 2010-13 was set up by the Mauritian government in January.

By Guillaume Gouges