The Cameroonian government has just awarded, for the 2nd consecutive time, the contract for the dredging operations in the Douala port channel, in the economic capital of the country, to the company China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), we learned officially.
This new contract, which should carried out over a period of 24 months, has a total cost of Fcfa 15.9 billion, explains the communique made public to this effect by the Cameroonian Minister of Public Procurement, Abba Sadou.
This time around, for the same service to be provided by the same company, Cameroon will save close to Fcfa 3 billion, with the last contract carried out by CHEC on the Douala Port channel between 2014 and 2016 costing Fcfa 18.7 billion.
For this contract, CHEC was once again selected over companies such as Dutch Boskalis or the Belgian company Jan de Nul. The latter had suspended the dredging operations on the Douala port channel in 2013, due to an accumulation of outstanding invoices totalling approximately Fcfa 11 billion.