Q1. Mr. Naugah, what sets Mauritius apart as a business destination?
Actually Mauritius is known traditionally as an exotic tourist hub. For a population of 1.3 million we receive 1 million tourists from all over the world each year and it is a popular destination.
However, Mauritius is also a safe destination for doing business – it has all the ingredients necessary for that – political stability, strategic location, excellent infrastructure and an efficient communication network.
Q2. What services does BPML offer?
BPML is first and foremost a one-stop shop for providing office premises, serviced land and other logistics to promoters who are starting a business, be it in the ICT sector or in manufacturing or services industry.
BPML owns a number of state-of-the-art buildings such as the Cyber Tower which was acclaimed as the Intelligent building of the Year by the Intelligent Business Community of New York in 2005.
BPML also offers serviced land on leasehold or freehold to promoters to set up their own buildings.
Q3. Mauritius is embracing information and communication technology as one of the pillars of its economy – how are you helping to facilitate this?
The ICT sector has grown rapidly over the last few years into an important pillar of the Mauritian economy. It is soon to become the 2nd most important pillar. BPML is playing a major role in providing world class facilities to companies which are involved in IT-related activities. Already, we have flagship companies such as Accenture, Orange, TNT, Microsoft, Infosys, Ceridian among our prestigious clients. Their activities in Mauritius are growing steadily and so is the ICT sector.