The Vice President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan proceeded Monday, December 4, 2019 laying the foundation stone of the high school of excellence “Alassane Ouattara” of the Ivorian-Chinese friendship in Grand Bassam.
This high school will be built on an area of about 20 ha will have a total cost of 14, 67 billion CFA francs including 13.1 billion CFA for the Chinese side and 1.571 billion for the Ivorian side. The realization of this project will be done in two phases. The first on an area of 11 ha with a reception level of 1000 students and the second will consist in the extension of said high school.
The Vice President welcomed the launch of the construction work of the “Alassane Ouattara” high school of excellence of the Ivorian-Chinese friendship. All the more so as ” education and training are major axes of President Alassane Ouattara’s policy ”. The construction of the school, according to the vice president, is of particular importance because it is part of the revival of major educational infrastructure. “The Alassane Ouattara High School of Excellence for Ivorian-Chinese Friendship is testimony to the excellent relations between the two countries. It contributes to the implementation of the reconstruction policy launched by President Alassane Ouattara, which aims to make Côte d’Ivoire an emerging country by 2020, “said Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan.
After recalling that the high school of excellence Bassam is the first in a series of 4, the Minister of Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training Kandia Camara wished it to be ” a showcase of the Ivorian school that aspires to modernize ”. For the Minister, “The formation of human capital remains the only way to preserve young people from a suicidal project”, hence its appeal to technical and financial partners to continue their support for the education of children in Côte d’Ivoire. ‘Ivory.
Representing the Prime Minister, Minister of Budget and State Portfolio, the Minister of Industry and Mines Jean Claude Brou recalled that “education is one of the strongest axes to ensure the development of a country” . Adding that “the training of young people is the main factor of economic growth”.
“Attaching great importance to the bilateral and friendly cooperation between our two countries, China is ready to work together with the Ivorian side to deepen Sino-Ivorian cooperation in all fields, and to continue to accompany the Côte d ‘Ivoire. Ivory Coast to achieve its goal of emergence by 2020, “said China’s Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire STANG Weibin. He said China’s commitment to ensuring that the project company is meeting the deadlines and guaranteeing the quality of the project, and that the Agency for International Economic Cooperation of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, which is responsible for monitoring and supervision of the project, fulfills its responsibilities.
The future high school of excellence “Alassane Ouattara” of the Ivorian-Chinese friendship will be composed of an educational Zone, a zone of accommodation, a sports area with a football field with track of athletics Gym, Olympic swimming pool, 2 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts and 3 volleyball courts. It will also include other buildings and ancillary works including an auditorium, an infirmary, a water tower, roads and various networks. The school must be delivered no later than August 31, 2019.