Eight mega projects and five techno parks will be built across the island  to boost, economic growth. Total investment is estimated at 4 billion dollar. Financing will include private and foreign contribution as well as public private partnership.
The smart city scheme (SCS) aim at  transforming Mauritius into a 'smart island' which will comprise eight smart cities which will be green , self-sustained , modern, urban agglomerations built around the three-fold work-live play concept.


Opportunities for the  development of smart cities are numerous. A project under the smart city scheme (SCC) may be developed by both free hold and lease-hold land owners.
Fiscal incentive compromise the exemption from taxes and registration duties granted to: Land owner, Promoters, developers
Given the sustainable nature of the scheme, other incentives are proposed, for example an accelerated depreciation on capital expenditure incurred on green infrastructure development projects, namely
Renewable energy projects |Recycling plants
Desalination plants| Energy-efficient plants
Water-efficient systems, including rain, harvesting systems.

  • Smart cities provide for a conducive high-tech business environment for companies engaged in innovation. Research and development activities.
  • Research institutions and companies involved in pharmaceuticals and ICT sector, amongst others, will be aable to domicile in Mauritius.


  • Deduction of capital expenditure incurred on scientific research.
  • Eight-year tax holiday granted to universities, research  and development institutions.

Smart cities also cater for light-manufacturing and high-precision manufacturing industries. Opportunities exist in the field of manufacture of aircraft critical and non-critical components, intelligent sensors, medical devices, imaging instrument and technical texttiles.
Deduction of capital expenditure incurred over two years are provided on the following:

  • Electronic and high-precision machinery, including computer hardware and software and
  • Plant and machinery acquired by a manufacturing company.

The agro- industrial landscape in Mauritius has evolved from sugar cane cultivation to a more diversified array of activities. There is a strong focus on the development of new niches and activities within the industry, including the setting up of horizontally integrated farms.

  • Agricultural biotechnology

Mauritius is positioning itself as an exporter of agricultural inputs(both in animal and crop-based segments) in the region. The objectives is to attack many companies in agricultural biotechnology.

  • Seed Production

The African seed market is estimated at about USD 1 billion. Mauritius meets all the requirements to position itself as a major seed producer in the region.

  • Technology-based agriculture

To contribute towards food security and to further increase yield and productivity, the government has embarked on a technology-based agricultural strategy and is inviting companies to further invest in this activity.

  • Bio farming and Organic products

With a global market for organic products estimated at around USD 55 billion, Mauritius aims to capitalize on this new trend by developing an organic farming industry in which investment opportunities exists, namely for baby vegetables, mushroom, production of seeds and the cultivation of rice.
GDP contribution.2.9%(2015) total employment:44,900(2015)
The main segments of activities comprise the sugar sector, and non-sugar sector, namely pro