A delegation led by the initiator Babacar Fall, managing director of Bf trading and service and Aliou Mara, managing director of the Special Economic Zones (Zes) at the Apix, yesterday proceeded to a reconnaissance of the premises, with foreign partners.
Located in the municipality of Thiénaba, the special economic zone, vast with an area of 600 ha, is located on the Ilaa Touba toll road. Offering multiple business opportunities, it will generate more than 10,000 direct jobs.
Aliou Mara revealed that Senegal has, for the moment, 3 special economic zones, in particular that of the industrial pole of Diamniadio, that of Diass and that of Sandiara. Thiénaba will be the 4th Zes.
“The Head of State entrusted me with the projects of Special Economic Zones. This project will generate thousands of jobs. The President of the Republic is aware of the underemployment that affects young people in Thies. Chinese investors, who want to create a company of tiles and ceramics, will create more than 1,500 direct jobs and 3,000 laborers, “he says.
Installed in English-speaking Africa for 15 years, the Chinese company Twyrorb, specialized in tiles and ceramics, will experience its first industrial experience in French-speaking Africa: ” There will be no need for Senegalese to go to China to buy tiles “, Aliou Mara informs.
Infrascom, a subsidiary of Alberto Prendi’s Prendi Group, is going to build a housing unit for 2,000 social housing units. This Italian company intends to initiate types of agricultural and pastoral farms for the production of meat and milk, already experienced in Kenya.
Tissa Mouhamed (sic), representative of the Black Muslim partners of the Body Enterprise group (sic), will invest in the sectors of agriculture, medicine, solar, garbage transformation into renewable energy.
Talla Diagne, Mayor of Thiénaba, said the city council, happy to host such a project, deliberated 600 ha. He recalled that the requested land base was 300 ha. “Our ambition is the emergence of our municipality. During the election campaign for the legislative elections, I announced to the people that the President was giving us a present. Today, it has materialized, “he says.
All field owners will be compensated. Better, the Special Economic Zone will employ local labor.
Babacar Fall, said that this initiative of the Head of State aims to put Thies on the tracks of development. Today, development partners are only waiting for the presidential decree establishing the Zes.
This new special economic zone will generate 10,000 jobs.
Original Article Source: Macky Sall New Economic Zone