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Cameroon – Electricity: FCFA 70 billion to be invested in the Lom Pangar dam production plant and the power transmission line

FCFA 70 billion to be invested in the Lom Pangar dam production plant and the power transmission line
Written by Deckson N.

The Cameroonian government and donors such as the Central African Development Bank (Bdeac) and the African Development Bank (ADB) will invest 70 billion CFA francs in the construction of the related infrastructures of the Lom Pangar dam, one learns from good sources.

Indeed, after the dam itself, the Cameroonian authorities are preparing to start the construction of the foot plant, which will produce 30 MW of electricity to supply about 150 villages in the Eastern region. The contract was awarded to China Camc Engineering, which was preferred to the Spanish Elecnor, whose offer was deemed “technically non-compliant“.

The other related infrastructure of the Lom dam Pangar, whose work will soon begin, is the construction of the high-voltage line to transport electricity from the production plant to Bertoua, as well as distribution lines on a total distance of 105 km.

In December 2015, the French industrial group Cegelec, through a consortium made up of its Moroccan and Cameroonian subsidiaries, had won a contract of 9 billion CFA francs for the “design, supply, assembly and commissioning of the 90 KV high voltage line “on this project.

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