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Chadian firm Sotcogog wins contract for road rehabilitation in Cameroon

Chadian firm Sotcogog wins contract for road rehabilitation in Cameroon
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 08 February 2024 14:06

(Business in Cameroon) - The Ministry of Public Works in Cameroon (Mintp) has awarded the rehabilitation contract for a section of the Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri road to the Chadian company Sotcogog SA. This section covers 22 km from Mora (pk 3) to Tchakamari (pk 25) in the Far North region.

The contract, worth CFA14.6 billion (VAT included) was signed on February 2. Under the agreed terms, Sotcogog is responsible for "executing the works and rectifying all related defects in absolute conformity with the provisions of the contract." Financed by the World Bank through the International Development Association (IDA), the project is set to be completed within 15 months. The World Bank approved funding of CFA198.2 billion ($330 million) on June 20, 2023, for the comprehensive rehabilitation of the 205 km Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri road. Technical oversight will be provided by the Alpha Consult/Ace Engineers consortium for CFA902.7 million, including VAT.

Mintp said that "Sotcogog will be getting down to work in the next few days", without specifying a start date. With this contract, Sotcogog strengthens its foothold in the Cameroonian construction market, having already completed various projects in the country. The company is currently collaborating with Razel on the construction of the Logone Bridge, connecting Yagoua (Cameroon) and Bongor (Chad).

The rehabilitation of the Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri road (205 km) is eagerly awaited as it serves as a vital corridor linking Cameroon to Nigeria and Chad. Observers are closely monitoring the awarding of contracts for the remaining section's (183 km) rehabilitation.

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