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Gabon to create 8000 jobs in economic zone

Eight thousand jobs will be created in the Nkok Preferential Economic Zone (ZERP) through the Gabonese Economic Diversification Support Project (PADEG), financed by the African Development Bank (ADB), the Ministry of Economy announced Thursday in a statement.These jobs will be created in around 100 Gabonese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) currently being set up in the ZERP, located 27 km south of Libreville, the statement added.

Created in 2012 on an area of 1390 hectares, ZERP already has 26 active companies employing 1600 people. It is the result of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Gabonese state and the Singapore agro-industrial group Olam.

*Source: APA

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