Thursday, 06 March 2014

Côte d’Ivoire launches UNIDO-supported industrial development programme

ABIDJAN, 6 March 2014 – Côte d’Ivoire’s National Enterprise Restructuring and Upgrading Programme (PNRMN), developed with the help of UNIDO, was officially launched today by Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.

The Ministers of Industry, SMEs, Economy and Finance, as well as the Minister of Budget took part in the event.

The programme, at a total estimated cost of 152 billion CFA francs, aims at developing industrial production and promoting investment and employment, while improving the competitiveness of Ivorian industrial enterprises at the regional and international level. It was formulated by UNIDO as a component of the PACIR Programme, which  seeks to increase and improve trade between African countries to support regional integration in West Africa, and is funded by the European Union.

The PNRMN Programme (2014-2018) will target around 150 industrial companies and enterprises that provide services to industries. It is a public-private partnership with contributions from the Government, technical and financial partners as well as the banking sector and regional guarantee funds.

Prime Minister Duncan said in this statement that the Government of Côte d’Ivoire remained convinced that the new development programme will lead to greater competitiveness of Ivorian industries and will increase production and value added of beneficiary companies.

For more information, please contact:

Doris Hribernigg
UNIDO Representative to Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 22-48-27-48
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