Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso are due to launch a new special economic zone project in Sikasso, southern Mali, on Monday.
This special economic zone is designed to be an integrative project that will accelerate the socio-economic development of the three countries, especially in the regions concerned.
The cross-border regions in question are Sikasso in Mali, Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina and Korhogo in Côte d’Ivoire.
According to the Malian government, the project will provide the special economic zone with adequate infrastructure.
The legal framework will be more advantageous for companies compared to the rest of the country.
The areas favored by the project are agribusiness, agribusiness, and logistics, among others.
But for the moment, few details are known about the time frame for carrying out such a project and the means available to achieve it.
These are the points that Prime Ministers Paul Kaba Thiéba of Burkina Faso, Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire and Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga of Mali are expected to address, all expected Monday in Sikasso.