Cameroon seeks private partners for 14 projects

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Cameroon seeks private partners for 14 projects

Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, the Cameroonian Minister of Economy, has announced that the government is seeking local and foreign partners for 14 projects majority in the infrastructure and energy sector.

Interested companies have until 31 March, 2014 to submit expressions of interest at the Support Council for Partnership Contracts (CARPA), located in Yaoundé. Applications received will be analysed and assessed as of April 10, 2014 and only five applicants will be shortlisted.

The 14 projects grouped by sector are the following:

-Infrastructure

  • Construction of the Douala highway,
  • Construction, running and maintenance of the Douala-Limbé railway, 
  • Construction, running and maintenance of the Edéa-Kribi-Lolablé railway, 
  • Construction, running and maintenance of three modern shopping malls in Bamenda, 
  • Construction, running and maintenance of a multimodal bus station in Bonabéri-Douala.

-Energy

  • Construction, running and maintenance of a hydro-electric plant in Sanaga, Kikot,
  • Construction, running and maintenance of a collinear dam in Moudour on the Hina,
  • Conceptualisation, financing, construction, running and maintenance of a wind power plant on Mount Bamboutos,
  • Conceptualisation, financing, construction and maintenance of a 225 KV power line between Kribi and Yaoundé.

-Other sectors

  • Construction of a wood-processing plant in the East-South area,
  • Touristic improvement of the municipal lake in Yaoundé,
  • Upland agro-foods plant (Agrotech),
  • Equipment supply, construction, running and maintenance of grinding plants,
  • Construction, running and maintenance of an urban forest park in the Besséké valley in Douala.

Cameroon's construction sector is expected to post strong growth, and this is expected to be further boosted by PPP programme. The government is reinvesting oil wealth in infrastructure. At the same time heavy industry companies are taking a build-your-own approach to necessary infrastructure.

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