Cameroon may build second deep-sea port to supply cement plant

Cameroon may build second deep-sea port to supply cement plant
Published: 25 July 2008

Cameroon may build a second deep- sea port at the coastal town of Limbe to allow heavy equipment to be brought into the country for a planned cement plant, Cameroon’s Ports Authority said.

The port, which will cost an estimated 200bn Central African CFA francs (CFA$477.9m), will be able to accommodate ships weighing up to 60,000t Nlend Banack, an official at the authority, said in an interview in the capital, Yaounde, today. Cameroon’s main port of Douala can only handle ships of up to 15,000t, he said. The other deep-sea port will be built at Kribi to cater for the country’s mining industry, he said.

“The Limbe cement project to be built by the Korea Port Engineering Corp. will require a deep-sea port to enable the transportation of heavy equipment to the factory,” Banack said.