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GIEPA Receives Consortium Of South Korean Investors

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Left-Basiru Barrow, Dr. Ibrahim SEYDI CEO of SAFIC Capital Group, Mr.Kanzen Park, Chairman of Kanzen Biotechnology, Mr. Simon Seo Head of Global Business of Kazen Biotechnology, and Dr. Salim Zahi, CEO of EZahra Group.


A consortium of South Korean investors has concluded a two day fact-finding mission in the Gambia from 12th – 13th September 2022.

The Director of Investment Promotion & Facilitation, Modou Lamin Sowe received the investors facilitated by AFIC at the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency.

To Sowe, the delegation’s visit is timely, as his department has over the years developed many comprehensive investment profiles seeking to attract potential investors into the smiling coast.

The multidisciplinary team led by GIEPA visited the Ministers of Trade and Industry, Agriculture, Transport & Infrastructure, and Health. Priority areas of investment by the visited ministries were presented in line with specifics outlined by the Public Private Project Unit of the Ministry of Finance.

Areas identified by the visiting delegation for investment includes Banjul-Barra Bridge/ tunnel construction project, digital economy, ICT innovation and information hub, river transport development, construction of Banjul shipyard, some projects in the Agriculture sector, Health sector equipment supply and maintenance as well as the construction of a first class Medical Hospital for organ transplant, special economic zone, construction of a shopping mall, and entertainment center.

The move if actualized is envisaged to project destination Gambia as an economic hub within the sub-region and bridge the unemployment gap. 

By Baboucarr Camara, Communications Manager, GIEPA

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