Senegal: Economic competitiveness of the department of Mbour (West)
The Minister of Industrial Development and Small and Medium Industries, Moustapha Diop, said that the western agropolis, whose work was launched Thursday in Ballabougou, near Nguéniène, will strengthen the vocation of economic competitiveness pole of the department of Mbour (west).
The western agropolis will strengthen the economic competitiveness of the department of Mbour, particularly the vocation of the special economic zone of Sandiara," said Mr. Diop. Diop quoted by local media.
"It is part of an ecosystem under construction integrating the technical high school of Sandiara, the special economic zone of the same municipality and other projects.It is part of an ecosystem under construction that includes the Sandiara Technical High School, the special economic zone of the same municipality and the agropastoral development areas, to make this area the future supply center of the country in vegetables, fruits, meat and milk.He explained that the ambition of the public authorities is to make this agropolis a model of territorial development capable of contributing to the achievement of food sovereignty and massive job creation, especially for youth and women.
This agropolis "is a concrete translation of the spirit of the reform of Act 3 of decentralization, whose purpose is to organize Senegal into viable, competitive and sustainable development territories.
At a cost of 54 billion CFA francs, the western agropolis, which will be built on an area of 1,160 hectares, is part of the agricultural component of the Emerging Senegal Plan.