PORT DEVELOPMENT: French Ambassador Visits the Port of Kribi

The French Ambassador was given a tour of the port facilities and the logistics zone and was able to assess the development of the port and its operational activities.

Thierry MARCHAND, French Ambassador to Cameroon, recently visited the port and industrial infrastructure of Mboro, accompanied by Patrice MELOM, the PAK General Manager. After an audience with the latter, the visit began with the Phase II extension worksite at the Kribi deep-sea port, an ambitious project that is expected to double the port's operational capacity by December 2024.

Instead of a mere port, the ambassador found a thriving economic hub. With its 15,000 hectares divided into various clusters - from heavy industry to logistics - the site is already a hub of activity, with key players such as ACC, AGL, Tractafric, IHM, La Pasta, CIMPOR and many more.

Attention also focused on the Lolabe mineral port project, designed to facilitate the export of iron from the Mbalam-Nabeba deposit, thus reinforcing the region's significance in the domestic and sub-regional economy.

The visit ended with a drive along the Lolabe-Kribi motorway, where the delegation was able to admire the progress made in terms of infrastructure, in particular the modern Mbeka'a toll gate.


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