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AFCON 2019: Piccini, Yeningum and Mota Engil late on the construction schedule  

AFCON 2019: Piccini, Yeningum and Mota Engil late on the construction schedule  
  • Comments   -   Monday, 09 July 2018 12:03

(Business in Cameroon) - Philemon Yang, Cameroon’s prime minister is scheduled to visit the infrastructures being constructed in the framework of AFCON2019. Prior to this visit, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) carried out its second inspection visit on the different sites. After its visit, the local organizing committee (Comité local d’organisation-Cocan) published a document detailing the confederation’s recommendations to some of the construction companies.

In the document, CAF reveals that the Portuguese company Mota Engil is 1 month behind the schedule at the sites it is commisioned to build in Garoua. The Confederation then instructed Mota Engil to elaborate and send in a new planning for the works at Roumde Adjia Omnisports stadium. The construction company was also asked to bring in more workers for the construction.

The company should also lay sod at the end of the preliminary terracings. It should also accelerate the reception of the prefabricated materials ordered in Portugal and strive to deliver the works by the deadline which is December 2018.  

The Turkish company Yeningum is also late on the construction of Japoma omnisports stadium in Douala. Yeningum’s managers were asked to send a delegation to Turkey to monitor the construction of the prefabricated elements which are being manufactured there. In addition, CAF asked Cameroonian authorities to put pressure on the company to force the delivery by the deadline (December 2018).

In Yaoundé, the Italian Piccini is also late in the construction of Olembe sports complex. Because of that, CAF asked it to conscientiously comply with the sixth amended planning and take every appropriate measure to avoid being late on the works or deliveries if it wants to do so by December 31, 2018. Piccini should also hire more workers, work 24 hours a day and advance the implementation of some tasks since it is critically late on some.

Let’s note that a third visit is scheduled for the coming weeks to check if the recommendations prescribed in March 2018 have been applied.


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