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February 6, 2015
The Modernization of the Benin National Base Map Launched in Cotonou

PARIS, Feb. 6, 2015—The consortium involving IGN France International/ IGN France and IMAO won the tender for the completion of the Benin national base map. The project officially started December, 16th, 2014 with the organization of the kick-off meeting in Cotonou in presence of the European Union representative in Benin, the Minister of environment responsible for climate change, reforestation and natural resources protection and the UNDP resident representative.

With a total budget of 8.3 million euros (about 5.4 billion FCFA), the PAPDFGC (project aimed to support the preservation and development of gallery forests and production of the digitalbase map) is funded by the EU European part of the Global Alliance Against Climate Change (AMCC), for a total of 8 million euros (5.2 billion FCFA), and UNDP for a total amount of300,000 euros (about 200 million FCFA).

This project will consist in the completion of the Benin base map that had not been updated since 1970’s and that no longer reflects the realities of Benin today.

Professionals from many sectors look forward to using the new base map as they daily suffer from the lack of accurate data. Map is particularly useful in many fields such as water resources management, forests protection, road infrastructures development, prevention of natural crisis, biodiversity protection and urban planning…

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About IGN France International

IGN France International, created in 1986, is an international subsidiary of the French IGN (National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information). Over the years, the company has shown itself to be a major player in both of its sectors of operations: geographic information (acquisition, processing, and modeling) and geographic information systems (design, implementation and integration). It works on all types of projects in the following fields: §mapping § cadastre and land administration § urban planning § energy § environment §risk management  § water § security/precision work § agriculture.

Find out more about IGN France International’s projects by visiting www.ignfi.com

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