Perseverance Island (Ile Perseverance) is a new island in the Seychelles, located 2 km from the capital Victoria.
In the years 2000-2002, the first thought was given to creating a new island directly adjacent to Mahé.
It should be an island that gives many a chance to own their own home, to establish a community of young Seychellois.
About 76,000 people out of about 100,000 of the total population live on Mahé.
Reason enough to think ahead for the future in order to win new land.
The previously small embankments, which were designed to prevent a possible coming tsunami, should be used to create something big.
The idea Perseverance was born. But it was to take more than a decade before reality began. In 2013, the first works with further fillings on the island have started.
There are two parts, Perserverance I and II.
The creation of the second phase began at the end of 2014.
The project, which comprises a total of 352 hectares of reclaimed marine land in and around Victoria and Greater Victoria, will provide suitable land to meet the country's development needs over the next 20 to 25 years.
Ile Perseverance housing project, the largest social housing project of the Government of Seychelles on a reclaimed island next to the main island of Mahe.
The Ile Perseverance housing project will build a total of 2000 residential units, of which about 850 are to be completed by the end of 2020.
Today in 2020, about 10,000 exclusively Seychellois live there with their families.
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