Posted by Voyants | December 20, 2011
Voyants has been engaged as consultant by Ministry of Infrastructure, Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’ Ivoire for development of Growth Pole in North Côte d’ Ivoire. Tentative location of the Growth pole would be along the railway corridor and National Highway between Korhogo and Ferkessedougou towns of Côte d’ Ivoire.
The prime focus of Development of Growth Pole is to develop functional Zone at a location which serves not only a particular town but brings about an economic change in a bigger region. The proposed growth pole on the north of Côte d’ Ivoire, close to international border of Mali and Burkina Faso, shows significant characteristics to be developed as International Regional Growth Pole. Important features are (a) direct connectivity of the region with Abidjan port via railway and highway corridor (b) Good connectivity between the second most populous towns of the three bordering countries, namely Korhogo (Côte d’ Ivoire), Sikasso (Mali) and Banfora (Burkina Faso), which form the three vertex of the triangle. (c) Significant Population base of the cities within the influence region which can be looked as major Consumer and Workforce base. The location is more important because of the fact that Mali and Burkina Faso are big reserves of minerals and agriculture products and since both the countries are land locked, they have a major dependency on Côte d’ Ivoire for their trade through Abidjan port.
The primary objectives of this assignment are:
Activity 1: Study & Mapping of Existing Infrastructure Linkages
Mapping of the existing infrastructural linkages in the proposed Growth Pole region like rail & road network, water supply, power supply etc. shall be ascertained.
Mapping of the present status, potential & gaps with respect to various development components/ economic sectors/ clusters of the Project Area.
Assessment of the existing economic, social and physical infrastructure.
Activity 2: Regional Assessment for development of Growth Pole
Activity 3: Regional Appreciation: