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Chad

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Chad

About Chad

Population
18.2 Mn

GDP Growth
3.4%

Area
1.2 mn km²

Capital
N'Djamena

Currency
Central African CFA franc, XAF

The Republic of Chad is located in the heart of Africa and is the continent's fifth-largest country. Chad, a strategically located high-growth nation in Central Africa, beckons investors seeking high-growth opportunities. This vast landmass boasts fertile soil, promising mineral deposits, and access to major regional markets. Bordering powerhouses like Sudan and Nigeria, with a combined population exceeding 400 million, Chad facilitates regional trade through its modern port facilities. It also shares borders with Libya to the north, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the southwest, and Niger to the west. 

 

A stable government actively seeks foreign investment, offering attractive incentives and streamlined business processes. While infrastructure development is ongoing, Chad presents a unique investment landscape across diverse sectors. From agriculture and livestock rearing to untapped mineral wealth and a burgeoning tourism industry, Chad offers exciting opportunities for investors to be part of a high-growth frontier market poised for significant transformation.

 

Chad is endowed with diverse natural resources including petroleum, uranium, gold, limestone, cotton, neutron, etc., and cultivable land. The international airport in the capital of Tchad, Ndjamena can accommodate large jets, and there are more than 40 secondary airports throughout the country. Chad is strategically located at the crossroads of main consumer markets which are mainly Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Libya, Egypt, Central African Republic, and Sudan, where demand for red meat is increasing in line with the population.

Trade agreements:

CEMAC: (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa): Free trade among 6 member states with a community of over 52 million people.

WTO: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with trade rules between nations. Chad has been a member of WTO since the 19th of October 1996 and a member of GATT (the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) since the 12th of July 1963.

ECCAS: (Economic Community of Central African States): Promotes economic integration and cooperation among its member countries, which are located in Central Africa.

African Union: A continental union comprising 55 member states from the African continent, working together to promote peace, security, and economic integration.

Area
1.2 mn km²

Capital
N'Djamena

Population
18.2 Mn

Currency
Central African CFA franc, XAF

GDP Growth
3.4%

Chad investment opportunities
Chad
Investment Zones

WHY invest in Chad

 

Strategic Location & Market Access:

  • Bordering Major Markets: Neighbors Sudan and Nigeria, with a combined population exceeding 400 million (World Bank), unlocking access to a vast regional market.
  • Modern Port Infrastructure: Facilities on Lake Chad facilitate regional trade.

 

Untapped Agricultural Powerhouse:

  • Fertile Land & Workforce: 80% of Chad's workforce is employed in agriculture (World Bank), highlighting the sector's significance.
  • Cotton & Gum Arabic Production: Chad boasts potential for value addition in processing these key agricultural products.

Livestock Powerhouse:

  • Significant Economic Contributor: Estimated 35 million head of cattle (World Bank) highlight the sector's contribution to the economy.
  • Modernization Potential: Investment opportunities lie in breeding and modernization techniques for increased productivity.

 

Mineral Wealth & Government Support:

  • Proven Reserves: Gold and uranium reserves (USGS) present exciting exploration and mining ventures.
  • Investment-Friendly Environment: Government actively seeks foreign investment, offering tax breaks and streamlined business processes (World Bank Doing Business Report).

 

  • Bordering Major Markets: Neighbors Sudan and Nigeria, with a combined population exceeding 400 million (World Bank), unlocking access to a vast regional market.
  • Facilitates regional trade through its modern port facilities.
  • Over 52 mn consumers in the CEMAC region.
  • Significant Economic Contributor: Estimated 35 million head of cattle (World Bank) highlight the sector's contribution to the economy. untapped natural resources, and countless business opportunities.
  • Laham Tchad is committed to ensuring that its local and foreign investors participate in thriving and diverse value chains while creating long-lasting and sustainable processing in Chad.
  • An abundant and skilled labor force.
  • A stable political, democratic environment and an economy with strong potential for growth.

Connectivity

Bordering Major Markets: Sudan and Nigeria

Bordering Major Markets: Sudan and Nigeria

N'Djamena International Airport

N'Djamena International Airport

Regional Port Infrastructure on Lake Chad

Regional Port Infrastructure on Lake Chad

Our clients

PIA-Togo-Star Garment - A Komar Company Vivace Group - Donsen Alu ZIC-JG Group - Five Element Industry Limited ZIC-Sonata Agri International Ltd PIA Togo SPER PIA Togo Huasha Company PIA Togo Nutrisource PIA Togo Odil Logo PIA Togo R-Logistic PIA Togo Star Garments PIA Togo Van Vliet Automotive Togo Wood Industries & Log Yard Rwanda-Afroturk Rwanda-Almaha Industry Rwanda-Enviroserve Rwanda-Mahwi Grain Rwanda-MaterialBankRwanda Rwanda-MingYang Papers Rwanda-OCP AFRICA Togo Organics Togo Soja PIA Togo Vivace Group
GSEZ-Century Ply PIA-Togo-Spiro PIA Togo BB logo PIA Togo- Calafi PIA Togo- Cameg PIA CMDT PIA General & Dop Cosmetics PIA General & DOP Industrie PIA ST2A PIC Sequoia ROC- STB Congo PIA-Togo-Nutrisource PTE DRC_PIA-plus-Rwanda-Togo-FHC Medica PIA-Togo-JCEM Groupe GSEZ-Chanta GSEZ-Green Ply GSEZ-GWI - Gabon Wood Industries GSEZ-L7H LIFE RESOURCES GSEZ-Somivab PIA-Togo-Atime SA PIA-Togo-Ba & Be Consortium (Bawason) PIA-Togo-Brilliant Industry Togo PIA-Togo-Castel Groupe PIA-Togo-Dongaco Togo SA ROC- X Oil

Visions & testimonials

Denis Sassou N’Guesso
President of Republic of Congo

Denis Sassou N’Guesso

The 2021-2026 Social project of the Republic of Congo is focused on the industrialization of the country. The implementation of this ambitious plan – to structurally transform our economy – is based on the development of four existing special economic zones (SEZs), including: Pointe-Noire, Brazzavi...

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso
Minister for International Cooperation & PPPs

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso

At the dawn of the opening of the continental free trade zone, our country located in the heart of Africa must be a strategic hub for production, processing and distribution. It is in this perspective that the government of the Republic of Congo has decided to trust the ARISE group to ensure the dev...

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya
Minister of SEZs & Economic Diversification

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya

We welcome the partnership with the Arise IIP Group which, through the Industrial Platforms of Congo Pointe-Noire (PICP), is working hard to, in particular, make the Special Economic Zone of Pointe-Noire operational which, on relying on sectors with high growth potential, will become the driving for...

Patrice Talon
President of the Republic of Benin

Patrice Talon

We have adopted a law to promote Special Economic Zones and the first Industrial Zone in Glo-Djigbé is fully operational and already welcoming investors. Benin's ambition is to become an industrial hub for the transformation of agricultural products such as cashew, cotton, shea butter, pineapple, s...

Gaston Dossouhoui
Minister-Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

Gaston Dossouhoui

Benin is entering an important phase in its history, that of going far with serious project leaders who will process raw materials and create jobs for young Beninese. These factories remain a safe destination for our raw materials and a prerequisite for increasing our agricultural production.

Michael Derus
Ambassador of Germany to Benin

Michael Derus

It’s truIy impressive ! I was very pleased to return to GDIZ. My last visit was less than a year ago and I’m very impressed by the swift development I have seen, particularly in the Garment Training Center (GTC). The Zone has a great potential for international development.

Dr Akinwumi Adesina
President of African Development Bank (AFDB)

Dr Akinwumi Adesina

I am impressed by the scope of Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ). It will contribute to the industrialization of Benin by promoting the local transformation of Benin’s natural resources (cotton, cashew nuts, pineapples and others) and the creation of jobs for Benin’s youth. Congratulations to the Pr...

Arnaud Floris
Coordinator Africa- BPI France

Arnaud Floris

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) reflects Benin's boldness and innovation: an inspiration for African countries with its immense potential for industrial development. We are committed to support, co-finance and co-invest in agribusiness projects, as a demonstration of our faith in Benin's vision an...

Joseph Owondault Berre
Vice-President of the Gabonese

Joseph Owondault Berre

Everything is in place within the Nkok SIZ to foster high-quality projects and achievements. This Zone is a tool for promoting Gabon's expertise. It was a truly memorable visit.

Evariste Ndayisimiye
President of the Republic of Burundi

Evariste Ndayisimiye

GSEZ is an example in the transformation of natural resources.

Raymond Ndong Sima
Prime Minister, Head of Government- Gabonese

Raymond Ndong Sima

Together, let's build our future by increasing our production capacity and exploring innovative avenues to maintain our position of choice on the international market.

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