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President Paul Biya Launch Phase 1 of CHEC’s Kribi Deepwater Port Project Launched

President Paul Biya and Chinese Ambassador in Cameroon Xue Jinwei on the 8th of October 2014 lucnhed phase 1 of Kribi deep water port in Kribi Cameroun. The Phase 1 project which started in 2011 was constructed by China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC)

The project is located at Mboro village which is about 35km to the south of Kribi City, with an investment of 489m USD, the lunched first phase comprises of 50,000t container berth, a 40,000t multi-purpose berth, as well as relevant supporting facilities such as breakwater and port machinery, with a contract value of 489 million US dollars and a construction period of 36 months.

The project is expected to not only create in the region of 2000 direct jobs but also contribute to establishing Cameroon as a major logistic hub in west africa and the region in line with the goal of the Government to position Cameroon as an emerging economy by 2035.

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