The Kribi Deepwater Port in Cameroon, built by CHEC, a subsidiary of CCCC, recently held a ceremony for the first batch of caissons to be shipped and installed in the second phase of the project, marking the official start of the construction of the main structure of the project.
The second phase of the project includes the construction of two container terminals of 70,000 tons and 100,000 tons respectively. The installation of caissons is one of the key processes of the project. A total of 36 caissons will be installed in the sea bed which is about 16 meters wide and 740 meters long, and the second phase of the terminal will be built on the caissons.
Both the Minister of Transport of Cameroon and the General Manager of Port Authority of Kribi emphasized the importance of the Kribi Deepwater Port to the economic development of Cameroon. Cameroon's Minister of Transport Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe said that the second phase of the project would further enhance the operational efficiency of the Kribi Deepwater Port, promote Cameroon's economic development and facilitate its development as a regional shipping center in West and Central Africa.
CCTV-4, Xinhua News Agency, Cameroon Tribune, Le Quotidien-Cameroun and many other media outlets in China and Cameroon covered the ceremony.