Dosso is the very first city in Niger to get a Bluezone, while Niamey might follow in 2015.
This facility will benefit the whole population, by offering numerous services in the fields of healthcare, education and small trades. It will even connect people to the world thanks to internet access.
The Dosso Bluezone will be linked to the arrival of the railway. It will be a hotbed of innovation backed by the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, as a way of aiding the country’s socio-economic development.
It will be entirely self-sufficient for energy thanks to a unique Bolloré Group technology. A system of photovoltaic panels and LMP (Lithium Metal Polymer) batteries stores solar power and delivers a clean, constant source of electricity. The Bluezone will have its own health centre, where professionals will treat local people and listen to their concerns. In terms of education, people will be able to take literacy courses in a computer room with wireless internet access.
It also aims to promote the work of local tradespeople by giving them the chance to work with wood and leather, weld, and grind cereals using the right equipment.
Lastly, young entrepreneurs will get access to a range of services, including advice and support with developing their ideas.