Situated in the South West zone of the Indian Ocean, the Island of La Reunion, a French department and ultra peripheral region (UPR) is a land of excellence, wealth and diversity. Since 2010, Région Réunion, under its president Didier Robert, has applied a policy of sustaining the economy through major structural works and strong support of the economic sectors identified as priorities from now until 2030: tourism, renewable energy, agro-foods, digital technology, research and innovation. The six fishing ports and marinas, along with the East port which houses most of the commercial activity, are actively involved in the strategy designed to open up Réunion to the rest of the world, a policy that the Region's authorities are looking to develop for the benefit of trade and tourism in the territory. To that end, the local government authority is contributing 1.7 million euros to the redevelopment of the ocean yacht marina at the West Port, the total cost of which is set to exceed 20 million euros. It will also support the strategic project of the (state-owned) Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion, which will require partners to invest a total of close to 300 million euros by 2023.