Gabon to build 5 new special economic zones


The offices of the administrative authority of Nkok, Gabon’s first Special Economic Zone, are seen on August 1, 2015. (Creative Commons / Pascal Darryl)

Gabon’s Minister of Investment Promotion, Carmen Ndaot, announced on Friday in capital Libreville that the government plans to build five new special economic zones in the country.

According to the minister, these special economic zones will be platforms specifically equipped with infrastructure designed to facilitate industrial activities, without specifying in which provinces these new special economic zones will be installed.

Gabon’s special economic zones are conducive to welcoming foreign economic actors, she told the press, noting several areas including fisheries and the environment.

The new special economic zones will also be dedicated to the development of agriculture, she added.

Gabon had built in 2011 its special economic zone in Nkok, about 30 kilometers from Libreville. The zone boasts some 106 major operators from various fields with aims to boost Gabon’s economy.

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