The Mauritius government has asked Japan to pay almost 28 million euros in compensation for the economic and environmental impact of the oil spill in July following the incident on the Japanese ship ‘Wakashio’.
The African country’s authorities have estimated that building a hundred new boats to allow fishermen to fish in the open sea would require an investment of around 25 million euros, on top of an additional cost of 205,000 euros to train these workers.
According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo News, Mauricio has informed the Japanese government that another 2.8 million euros are required for the renovation of the Albion Fisheries Research Center, which was built in the decade of 1980 with the help of the Asian country.
“It is true that we are currently receiving several inquiries. Japan is working to quickly do everything it can,” an official from the Japanese embassy in Mauritius told the news agency.