The Human Resource Development Council's (HRDC) endeavours at bringing a 24/7 active Mauritian economy are still going strong and this time they are striking it big by organising a 3-days demo in Port-Louis from the 24th to the 26th of July to show us that the 24/7 economically active Mauritius is a realistic concept.
Shops, banks and restaurants will remain opened till midnight on those days. Measures have been taken by the HRDC so that even cinema halls remain active past normal hours. Musicians and artists have also been called upon to provide some entertainment till late on those three days.
Some bus owners have also agreed to provide transport facilities from certain regions of the island to Port-Louis and vice versa.
I don't know about you guys, but I feel really excited about this. And before voicing out my excitement any further I just wish that this event is not postponed. Nothing kills public excitement about an event better than a postponement.
Yeah so I was saying I'm excited because this feels like the beginning of the implementation of the 24/7 concept, which obviously would bring along job creations and keep the Mauritian economy geared. I trust that the people at HRDC had been giving out the best of themselves to effectively carry out this project and make it a long-lasting one.
Of course, some security issues might crop up because of the late night working and companies might start noticing to what extent people hate working night shifts but I'm sure these can be dealt internally by providing transport to and from the place of work and varying the shifts.
On the overall, I find the Mauritius 24 by 7 concept promising.
So dudettes and dudes, any opinion you'd like to share on this?
Update (27/07/09) - What I was NOT hoping for has happened - the HRDC has postponed the event to the 31st of July till the 2nd of August this year. This is due to several issues which have not yet been resolved by the HRDC. Like I said above, I hope this postponement does not kill public enthusiasm about the event, although I sure it has already disappointed a few people.