Under Construction Industrial Zones in Africa

Arise under construction industrial zones in Africa

Bugesera Special Economic Zone (BSEZ) in Rwanda

Bugesera Special Economic Zone (BSEZ), located in the Bugesera district of Rwanda, is set to commence operations three years after the start of construction, following the signing of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with the Rwandan government.

With a committed investment of USD 100 million, BSEZ offers a strategic advantage being just 10 km away from Bugesera’s new international airport and 50 km from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. The zone provides convenient access to key areas, facilitating transportation and market opportunities.

Location: Bugesera district

Area: 330 ha

Industries: Timber, packaging, agro-processing, construction materials, logistics.

Shareholding: 60% ARISE IIP; 40% Govt.

Congo Industrial Platforms (CIP) in Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo Industrial Platforms, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is poised to start operations by the end of 2023, following a successful Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the Congo government.

The industrial zone is strategically situated 40 km from Kinshasa and just 10 km from the international airport, providing convenient accessibility. It involves a total investment of USD 200 million and is expected to create nearly 20,000 direct and indirect jobs, contributing to employment opportunities in the region. Additionally, CIP is estimated to attract USD 850 million in multi-sectoral and commercial investments to the country.

Location: Kinshasa

Area: 528 ha (phase 1)

Industries: Timber, construction materials, FMCG, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, plastic & scrap recycling, and more.

Industrial Platform Remo (IPR) in Nigeria

Industrial Platform Remo (IPR) in Nigeria is a strategic development that is set to enhance economic growth in the region. The first phase of IPR is planned to be operational within 18 months from the start of construction. This comprehensive platform encompasses a Special Agro-Processing Zone, Distribution & Logistics Hub, and Residential Estates, creating a synergistic environment for various industries.

Spanning an expansive area of 5,235 hectares in Ogun state, IPR will be a hub for diverse sectors such as agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, and more.

Location: Ogun State
Zone area: 5,235 ha
Total investment (Phase 1): USD $400 million
Target industries: Agro-processing, light industrials, pharmaceuticals, and logistics
Shareholding: 87.5% ARISE IIP; 12.5% Government

Laham Tchad in Chad

Laham Tchad, located in the Logone Oriental province, east of Moundou, Chad, is an upcoming industrial zone dedicated to meat processing. With a capacity of 20,000 metric tons, Laham Tchad aims to bolster the meat processing industry in the region, promoting value addition and economic growth.

The PPP agreement between Laham Tchad and ARISE IIP, with a shareholding ratio of 65% and the Republic of Chad with 35%, sets the foundation for a successful collaboration.

Plateformes Industrielles du Congo (PIC) in Republic of Congo

Plateformes Industrielles du Congo (PIC) in the Republic of Congo is an ambitious project that began construction in November 2022 as a result of a successful Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement.

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With a total investment of USD 190 million, PIC is poised to attract significant foreign direct investment (FDI) amounting to USD 600 million. This substantial investment is expected to create over 5,000 job opportunities, contributing to the economic development and prosperity of the region. PIC aims to foster industrial growth and diversification, promoting sectors such as timber transformation, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and garment manufacturing.

Location: Pointe Noire and Oyo
Area: 2,700 ha
Industries: Timber transformation, food processing, pharmaceuticals, garment manufacturing, and more.
Shareholding: 70% ARISE IIP; 30% Govt.

Sierra Leone Industrial Zone (SIZ), Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Industrial Zone (SIZ) in Koya, Sierra Leone, is an ambitious project initiated through a PPP agreement with the Sierra Leone government. Construction commenced in May 2023, with plans to begin operations in 2024. SIZ is expected to generate over 20,000 job opportunities, contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.

The industries within SIZ encompass timber processing, pharma manufacturing, cement production, agro-processing, and more, fostering a diverse and thriving industrial ecosystem. The shareholding details for SIZ are yet to be determined.

Zones Industrielles de Côte d’Ivoire (ZIC)

Zones Industrielles de Côte d’Ivoire (ZIC) , located in Côte d’Ivoire, is set to begin operations in January 2024, following a successful Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the Ivorian government.

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Spanning an area of 920 hectares, ZIC is a commercial epicenter aimed at creating job opportunities for the Ivorian youth and attracting global investments. The industrial zone, with a total investment of USD 316 million, focuses on agro-processing, construction materials & chemicals, pharmaceutical industries, logistics, and other manufacturing sectors.

Location: PK24 (Abidjan), Ferkessédougou, San Pedro

Area: 444 ha

Industries: Agro-processing, construction materials & chemicals, pharmaceutical industries, logistics, and other manufacturing.