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High-ranking military officers discover GDIZ

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) welcomed a delegation of senior military officers from various countries. This study visit, focusing on the topic “textile industry and national development in Benin,” is part of the academic activities of the National Defence College (NDC) of Nigeria, a leading institution for the training of senior officers and peacekeeping operations in West Africa.

The delegation, received by Mr. Yannick Capiron, General Manager of Textile and Garment within GDIZ, visited the Garment Training and Production Centers as well as the state-of-the-art facilities of the textile park within the Zone. During this visit, the officers were able to observe military uniforms being produced for the Beninese armed forces. This experience facilitated fruitful exchanges on practices and innovations in the textile industry, while strengthening cooperation ties between the represented countries.

Primarily composed of senior military officers from the Nigerian armed forces, the delegation also included representatives from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and Benin.

This visit demonstrates the importance placed by military institutions on international collaboration in industrial development and regional security. It also paves the way for new partnership opportunities and knowledge sharing for the mutual benefit of the involved nations.

Saudi parliamentary delegation explores GDIZ facilities

Saudi parliamentary delegation explores GDIZ facilities

A Saudi parliamentary mission visited GDIZ on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, led by Dr. Abdullah Hamad Alsalamah, President of the Saudi Arabia-Benin Parliamentary Friendship Group, and Honorable Sofiath Schanou, Member of the National Assembly of Benin.

After the presentation of the Zone project, the parliamentary delegation visited operational units and observed ongoing projects in development within GDIZ, highlighting the efforts to promote economic and industrial development in Benin.

This visit demonstrates the growing interest of international partners in industrial development initiatives in Benin, while strengthening ties between the two countries.