Cameroon starts construction of ultramodern deep sea port at Kribi

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 13:08:04 (GMT+3)   -  
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Cameroon's government has started works on the construction of the West African nation's ultramodern deep sea port in Kribi, on the Atlantic Ocean coast.

Kribi deep sea port, estimated to cost about CFA francs 500 billion (around $985 million), is crucial for shipments of Cameroon's iron ore, alumina and other minerals. Upon completion, the port shall open Cameroon's international waters to big ships which presently cannot anchor at the sea port of Douala in Cameroon.

French construction company Razel won the contract to prepare the port site, and began work in December. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has undertaken to contribute to the construction of Kribi deep sea port.

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