Cameroon – Transport: Towards a partnership between Camrail and the Italian company Italfer to modernize the Cameroonian railway

Written by Deckson N.

Camrail, a subsidiary of Bolloré, and the Italian company Italfer, held a joint venture in Douala on 31 May.

The final objective, according to reliable sources, is that the tandem can accelerate the modernization of the Cameroonian railway.

During the meeting, Camrail said she has, for example, already renovated 175 km of track between Batchenga in the Center and Ka’a in the Eastern Region.

To this end, an investment of CFAF 2.4 billion allowed the renovation of two-block and ballast crossings. In mid-May, Eric Melet, general manager of development of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, went to the site of the works, passing by the quarry of Ebaka, to evaluate what has been realized.

Italfer S.P.A is a consortium of Italian companies. It signed an agreement with the Minister of Public Works (Mintp), Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, last April, to renew the existing railway (Douala-Mbanga-Kumba and Douala-Yaoundé).

The company has in its specifications the supply of passenger rolling stock (passenger cars, railcars). It must also build the Yaounde passenger station and provide support in the implementation of a training policy for railway trades in Cameroon.

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