France lends close to 130 million euros to Cameroon for construction of a bridge at Douala

16 May 2011

France has just granted a loan of 129.6 million euros to Cameroon to finance part of the construction of a second bridge over the river Wouri, on a road leading to the port of Douala.

The Ambassador for France in Cameroon, Bruno Gain, said that calls for tenders had been launched and that the works should start before the end of this year, reports the APA press agency.

This second construction will bring relief for the present bridge, which is often jammed with traffic of thirty five thousand vehicles a day.

Elsewhere, APA has learned this week that the enterprise China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) has just been commissioned to do surveys and investigations relating to the construction of the hydroelectric dam at Lom Pangar, in the East of Cameroon.

The works will take 38 months and necessitate an investment of 113.7 million euros.

They will comprise the installation of a hydroelectric power plant with an output of 30 megawatts.

Categories: Energy, Transport

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