(Business in Cameroon) - René Crémonese, Canadian High Commissioner to Cameroon, expressed the wish last 21 April to the Cameroonian Minister of Energy and Water, Basile Atangana Kouna, of Canadian companies to be able to bid for contracts in the sector of energy transmission in the country.
"Canada has major transmission lines. We have a country which is huge and we have the experience. Here, there are existing lines which were constructed by Canadian companies twenty years ago. We have great experience in the field of electricity", he explained.
Indeed, after the recent creation of the Société Nationale de Transport de l’Électricité (Sonatrel - National Electricity Transmission Company), Cameroon is undertaking a vast programme of upgrading its transmission network. In order to do this, the country has just benefited from financial assistance of about FCfa 200 billion granted by the World Bank, to implement this programme, whose overall budget is estimated at nearly FCfa 900 billion.