The foundation stone for the project was laid yesterday by the Minister for Home Affairs Charles Bastienne and the general manager of Green Island Construction Company Ltd (GICC) Veronique Herminie.
Present at the ceremony were the commissioner of police Ernest Quatre, member of National Assembly for Anse Aux Pins Meggy Marie, police officers among other distinguished guests.
The new police station will be about 600 square metres and it will have new facilities to boost the operations of the police force as the Anse Aux Pins station covers Pointe Larue, Cascade, Au Cap, part of Montagne Posée and Anse Aux Pins itself.
It was Mr Marie who made a proposition in the National Assembly earlier this year that a new police station is built in Anse Aux Pins.
Addressing those present Mr Quatre said: “This project demonstrates that the private sector and the public have placed their confidence in the police.”
He also thanked the minister, the managing director of GICC Glenny Savy and all those who are contributing towards building the new police station.
Minister Bastienne said “t was more feasible to build a new police station rather than renovate the old one as the existing building does not meet the requirements of the police force and the new approach being used by the police.”
He also said the building which will be built next to the existing police station will cost around R6 million. This new modern police station will have a proper reception area, a meeting room, criminal investigation department (CID) area, and better detaining cells among other facilities.
The project will take between six and nine months to complete if everything goes according to plan.
Source : Seychelles NATION