Cameroon: A new port will extend over thirty kilometres
26 August 2009
Cameroon will soon be provided with a large deep water port, close to Douala.
This information was released by the Pana press agency, obtained from an official source, on Wednesday 26 July.
The port will be situated in the locality of Kribi, 120 km to the south of Douala, and wll extend over a length of thirty kilometres along the Atlantic seaboard.
The total cost of the work, which will start in March 2010, will amount to 100 billion FCFA (about 200 million Dollars). The Cameroon government is intending to recruit partners from the private sector to carry out the work and participate in the financing.
According to the project director, Louis Nlend Banack, the construction of the port should create more than 20,000 jobs.
The new Director General of the National Port Authority (APN), Josué Youmbades, has declared that the new port is necessary since “Cameroon has a good number of port sites which are fit for refurbishment”.<br/>