The French group Colas and the local firm Fusion Architecture Urban entered a deal to build two modern markets in Côte d’Ivoire ; one in Bouaké and the second in Yopougon. The project is valued at €90 million.
Financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), the initiative seeks to improve the conditions for retail and semi-wholesale trade in the two cities, and to support the city councils concerned in providing social support for the population.
As for the Bouaké market, it will be built on a 9 ha land with a capacity for 8000 traders while the Yopougon market will cover 7 ha with 450 shops, 6,000 shopping centers and 12 banks with ATMs. The infrastructure will also include a police station, a health center, a parking lot as well as 50 toilets per block, and places of worship.