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                likely to lift the energy mortgage and the railway mortgage, favourable to the opening-up of pro- duction basins and mining areas, as well as the development of biomass;
• Developing rail infrastructure across the natio- nal territory;
• Intensifying industrial and economic diplomacy through the Ministry of External Relations and streng- thening cooperation with the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the industrial and commercial field;
• Making public procurement the lever for the promotion of National Champions and integrate the issue of technology transfer into any procure- ment of goods and services;
• Putting industrial strategy at the heart of all sec- toral strategies and conduct a permanent institu- tional dialogue to avoid inertia;
• Establishing a financial industry based on a regulatory framework that complies with interna- tional standards in this area, notably through the operationalization of the ‘Caisse des Dépôts et de Consignations’ (CDC), the finalization in the process of reorganization of National Investment Corporation (SNI), the restructuring of the Cameroonian Bank of SMEs;
• Setting up a gas fund for the implementation of the projects of the National Hydrocarbons Company (SNH) in the field of NGV (Natural Gas for Cars) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas);
• While protecting the industrial fabric through the development and implementation of customs and non-tariff barriers, the State will have to accom- pany the private sector to improve the visibility of local products in larger commercial spaces.
• Developing tangible and non-tangible skills for the manufacturing industry based on Public-Public and Public-Private cooperation.
• Creating a guarantee fund for the promotion of products sold outside the domestic market and prohibiting raw materials export.
• Connecting the industrial policy to that of urban planning by intensifying the inter-sectoral logic already initiated in the context of Cameroon's Industrialization Master Plan (PDI).
• Finalizing consultations with the various actors with a view to signing the National Pact of Industrial Emergence of Cameroon (PNEIC).
• Creating an autonomous body dedicated to the operationalization of Cameroon's Industrialization Master Plan (PDI).
• Mobilizing resources for the development of the Industrial Orientation and Structuring Industries Programming Law.
The law is an industrial program to promote eco- nomic, social and cultural development aiming at
meshing the national territory of industries accor- ding to local assets.
MAJOR AMBITIONS
It has been said, the PDI reveals three major ambitions: that Cameroon becomes the Feeder, the Equipment manufacturer and the Switch of ECCAS zone countries and Nigeria by 2035.
To achieve this, Agro-industry has been identified as the first sanctuary for national industrial recons- truction. Its potential is huge. Arable land is esti- mated at about 7.2 million hectares, but only 1.8 million hectares are actually cultivated. While the irrigable potential is estimated at 240,000 hec- tares, with less than 33,000 hectares currently irri- gated. Growth prospects in the sector are there- fore still significant: 17% of irrigable land is used, while only 26% of arable land is cultivated.
This availability of land, coupled with a wide variety of agro-ecological zones, provide the bree- ding grounds for intensive development of all kinds of food crops or cash crops by investors. As a reminder, Cameroon imported 1.388 million tons of food products in 2015 for more than 800 bil- lion FCFA. Large currency outflows. By configuring Agro-industry as a sanctuary, the PDI addresses this issue to take up the challenge of population growth and food security. The development of agro-industrial technopoles has been chosen as the main strategic orientation in this sense n
Traditional mining
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