Cameroon – Natchigal Hydroelectric Dam: 1500 jobs planned in 5 years

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Written by Deckson N.

Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe, Minister of Secondary Education, signed a partnership with Natchigal hydro power company.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe Massena Minister of Secondary Education (Minesec) signed a partnership with Natchigal hydro power company (Nhpc). This partnership is linked to the upstream Natchigal hydroelectric development. According to the two parties now linked, 1,500 direct jobs will be created on the site which will last at least 5 years. The daily newspaper Le Jour, published on 27 June 2017, reports that Olivier Flambard, Director General of the Nhpc, has indicated that two thirds of the 1,500 jobs will be hired within a radius of 30 km around the site. “Several jobs will also be created for the operating phase,” adds the newspaper.

With regard to the importance of the Convention signed for the Secondary Education sector, it will make it possible to equip the capacity of certain establishments with materials, equipment and infrastructures in the fields of civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. According to the daily newspaper, the institutions concerned are the technical college of Obala, Mbandjock, Ntui and Cetic de Batschenga. They are located within the perimeter of the project. The Nhpc is also ready to welcome in its facilities learners wishing to carry out apprenticeships and thus facilitate their recruitment. It should also be noted that the Convention also aims to improve training and education in secondary schools of technical and vocational education in the Natchigal Amont dam area.

As a reminder, it was in 2016 that the Nhpc was created. It was responsible for the development, construction, operation for 35 years of the hydroelectric development of Natchigal upstream on the Sanaga River.

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