(Business in Cameroon) - In addition to the ordinary 32-km long road which is currently servicing the deep-water port of Kribi, the largest port structure in Cameroon will be served by a motorway from 2018. The completion rate of this 38.5-km long motorway built by the Chinese company CHEC is over 66%, indicate the management of the operational unit in the project for the construction of the industrial and port complex of Kribi.
With the delays currently observed in the construction works for the Yaoundé-Douala (first stretch of 80 km) and Yaoundé-Nsimalen (20 km to service the capital’s airport) motorways, the Kribi-Lolablé highway could, from 2018, become the first structure of this type in Cameroon.
As a reminder, the global cost of this highway project is officially estimated at FCfa 250 billion, with 86% of the funding provided by Exim Bank of China, and 15% from the State of Cameroon. Based on projections made by the government, the Kribi-Lolablé motorway will later join the Edéa-Kribi motorway, thus enabling vehicles to easily reach the deep-water port of Kribi from Douala, the economic capital of the country.