A signing ceremony between the Government of Seychelles and China took place on Tuesday 15 June 2021 in the Supreme Court lobby for works to take place for the refurbishment of the Palais de Justice façade and all exteriors of the building on Ile du Port.
The ceremony took place with the following signatories; Chief Justice Rony Govinden, Resident Director and Chief Representative of Sinohydro Corporation Limited in Seychelles Liu Hongde, and Principal Secretary for the Infrastructure Department Yves Choppy.
Chinese Ambassador Mrs GUO Wei was also present as a key representative for the signing, and shared a few words at the event on the importance of Seychelles – China bilateral relations.
The initiative to begin refurbishment of the building was brought on after an official visit by Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong, who made visits to various projects sponsored by the Chinese government. After visiting the Palais de Justice building in December 2019, proposals began for renovation works to take place.
This work will mostly consist of plastering and painting the façade of the building, which has suffered wear and tear over the years.
The Chief Justice Rony Govinden closed the ceremony with a vote of thanks.