Mauritius: Ivory Coast Solicits Mauritian Investors to Develop a Biotechnology and ICT Free Zone Project

The Government of Ivory Coast in collaboration with the Village of Information and Communication Technology and Biotechnology has solicited the expertise of Mauritian investors to set up a Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Free Zone in Grand-Bassam based on the model of the Cyber City in Ebène.

The Ivory Coast representatives made a presentation last Friday in Ebène, Cyber City on the numerous opportunities for investment on the 624 Hectares of land to be developed at Grand Bassam. The different areas identified are namely: Park tower; administrative blocks including; Office towers for ICT companies; Hotels (both business and resort); Residential projects (apartments, villas, bungalows); Shopping mall; Logistics centre; Toll bridge; Energy production (solar and other renewables).

Mauritius and the Ivory Coast signed in April 2016, an Investment Protection and Promotion agreement to boost trade and investment as well as reinforce and deepen economic cooperation between the two countries.

Source: All Africa