Pierre Hele, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Mineped), announces that public hearings will be held on the environmental and social impact assessment of the proposed construction of the Olembé sports complex, in Yaounde, submitted by the Piccini group, the successful bidder of CFAF 163 billion.
According to Pierre Hele, the said public hearings will be held from 16 to 21 January 2017 at the “Maison du Combattant” in Yaounde. The purpose of the exercise is to collect public comments on a project that will include a 60,000-seat multi-sport stadium, two 1000-seat training facilities, and a shopping center and 70-room lodging facility. This is in view of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) that Cameroon will organize in 2019.
The government of Cameroon has entrusted the construction of the sports complex of Olembe to the Italian company Piccini in 2015. The group is very present in Equatorial Guinea, where it realized the majority of the buildings of the new city of Oyala.