Indeed, the State's ambition to structurally transform the economy through industrialization implies the development of an efficient industry, transforming agricultural raw materials, mineral resources and livestock products.
The achievement of this ambition brings many investment opportunities in key sectors of the Ivorian economy,including agriculture, agro-industry and manufacturing industries in general, mining, energy, construction, ICT, transport, tourism and hospitality, health, hydraulics.
Indeed in the agro-industrial sector, the average processing rate of agricultural materials of less than 20%, opens the field to massive investments in the construction of units of tcocoa ransformation, cashew nuts,palm oil, rubber, dans fruit productionDried and of juice fruit, which may be disposed of on the local market or for export.
In the case of cocoa, national production is more than 2 million tons and the country's ambition is to achieve a processing rate of 100% in semi-finished products against 35% currently, and 50% in finished products against 5% at the moment.
For cashew nuts, less than 10% of the total national production estimated at 800,000 tons is processed locally, opening the door to the establishment of cashew nuts and cashew processing units.
This desire for industrialization also extends to the miningsector, particularly in the context of mineral processing, where annual national production in 2019 amounted to 30 tons for gold, about 33 tons for bauxite and 1,180,000 tons for manganese, not counting iron, copper and cobalt.
In the industrialsector, many opportunities exist in structuring industries such as automotive, textile industries, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, consumer products and light manufacturing industries.
The industrialization of the economy requires the establishment of infrastructures and services that can support the development and activity of industrial sectors at the national level.
In terms of infrastructure, Côte d'Ivoire, which intends to continue the development of road infrastructure, wants to attract the investments necessary to harmoniously provide the regions with roads and bridges useful for the movement of people, raw materials and manufactured products from the places of production to the places of distribution or consumption.
At the energy level, although self-sufficient in electricity, Côte d'Ivoire intends to make investments with the aim of increasing the installed capacity from 2000 MW to 4000 MW and meeting the future needs of the industry.
In this sector, opportunities exist in renewable energies where the State of Côte d'Ivoire is looking for investors for the construction and operation of hydroelectric mini-dams,solar and photovoltaic power plants and biomasspower plants.
The exploitation of oil and gas reserves estimated at more than 100 million barrels and 30 billion cubic meters respectively offers real investment opportunities in the exploration, supply of equipment, production, refining, storage, transport and distribution of hydrocarbons.
These resources, including gas, are necessary for the operation of thermal power plants supplying about one third of the national electricity production.
In the health sector, investments are expected in the construction and rehabilitation of health centers with a view to bringing the hospital closer to the population, improving the technical facilities and offering care to the Ivorian population.
The same is true in the transport sector, where the need to offer new mobility solutions to populations in large urban centres is becoming urgent.