On the evening of January 24th , 2017, the Ambassador Li Li hosted the New Year's Festival reception at the construction site of the Bagatelle dam project. For the occasion, special lights were installed at the dam and the reception were held in a clear roof marquee.
The President Fakim, the Vice President Vyapoory, the Deputy Prime Minister Collendavelloo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lutchmeenaraidoo, more than 10 other cabinet ministers, the Labour Party and other opposition leaders, business leaders, representatives of the Sino Mauritian Communities and Chinese funded enterprises, amounting to 500 people attended the event. China's CCTV, the Mauritian national television, Mauritius people's daily and other media organizations covered the event.
The Ambassador Li Li sent his new year's blessing to all the guests and said that in recent years, the relation between China and Mauritius have maintained a good momentum. Moreover, the cooperation in the different fields continue to be deepen. The Bagatelle dam project is another example of cooperation between the two Countries which is highly known by the Government and the populace. The Chinese enterprises overcame the difficulties with the changes in the design which prolong the construction period but which will improve the quality at completion. The Ambassador also mentioned that it is already the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in Mauritius , and looks forward to increase the cooperation between the two countries to take on, for the benefit of the two populations.
The President Fakim, the Vice President Vyapoory and other dignitaries accompanied the Ambassador Li Li for a visit of the Bagatelle Dam. They said that the cooperation in the construction of the Bagatelle Dam project is quite famous. After the construction of the Dam, the situation of distribution of water in Mauritius will be greatly improved. At last, The president and other dignitaries hope that Mauritius will further deepen friendly cooperation with China.