Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) SA is a joint venture between the Gabonese State, Olam International and African Finance Corporation with a mandate to develop infrastructure in the country to enhance the country’s industrial competitiveness and build a business friendly ecosystem.
GSEZ SA started development of 1,126 ha Special Economic Zone at Nkok (27 Km from the capital city of Libreville) in 2010 after the log’s export ban with the objective provide amenable ecosystem and world class infrastructure to facilitate the secondary and tertiary processing of timber and other natural resources within Gabon. GSEZ SA is a developer as well as O&M Authority for SEZ at Nkok and operates and maintains infrastructure and utilities within SEZ. So far, more than 600 ha of this timber focused multi-product SEZ is fully developed and operational. SEZ at Nkok currently has 166 investors from different countries and foreign direct investment expected is more than 197 billion XAF. Up to date, 72 companies are already under production and 33 companies are at different stages of construction. Nkok Special Economic Zone in Gabon is a fast emerging zone as the West Central Africa’s manufacturing hub and entrepreneurs from across the globe are welcome to benefit from the business opportunities unlocked by SEZ at Nkok.