The main Island of Mauritius is located about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The Republic of Mauritius also includes the islands of Rodriguez, Agalega and St. Brandon. The capital and largest city Port Louis is located on the main island of Mauritius. It has a population of around 3 million. The people of Mauritius are multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual. The island's government is closely modeled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy and for economic and political freedom. The Human Development Index of Mauritius is one of the highest in Africa. Mauritius is ranked as the most competitive and one of the most developed economies in the African region. The main pillars of the Mauritian economy are manufacturing, financial services, tourism, and information and communications technology. Mauritius is a welfare state; the government provides free universal health care, free education up to tertiary level and free public transport for students, senior citizens, and the disabled.

Labour Agreement between Nepal and Mauritius: 

Nepal has signed a labour agreement with Mauritius to diversify the labour destination of migrant workers.Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista and Soodesh Satkam Callichurn, minister for Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training of Mauritius inked the bilateral labour agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2019 on the sidelines of the 100th anniversary celebrations of International Labour Organisation, in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
As per the agreement, Nepali migrants will now be able to seek employment in hotels and manufacturing sector in Mauritius — the first African country with which Nepal has a labour pact. Both countries are committed to employ workers in accordance to the principles of transparency, ethical recruitment, fairness and mutual benefit. As per the pact, all the costs and fees for recruitment shall be borne by the employer, including the fees paid to the recruitment agencies in Nepal.

What next?

Mauritius could be potentially good market for Nepal for supply of skilled and semi-skilled. One of the reasons is that it has a labor market that is open to Nepal. Another is similarity of climate and culture between the two countries. This can contribute to job satisfaction among the workers and ultimately productivity and  effectiveness of the company. Our company aims to penetrate this opportunity that would be beneficial to all parties involved within legal framework of both countries by supplying workers as per the requirement of the companies.