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Current situation: Signing on April 22, 2014 of a draft agreement between the Cameroon government and French company FINAGES- TION Ltd, a partner of the American giant General Electric, for studies, design, funding, construction and operation of the station (BOOT Mode). The procedures, in order to achieve this, are being carried out by the partner.SONARA projectPurpose: Extension and modernization of SONARA factory to now refine Cameroon’s heavy crude.Current situation: Phase I in progress includes expanding production and storage capacities for overall cost of nearly CFA F 3000 billion. Phase II should start before late 2014 (construction of a conversion unit, a hydrogen unit and sulphur unit); cost: CFA F 350 billion.The Fides Gestion projectPurpose: Construction of 500 MW photovoltaic solar plants throughout the national territory.Current situation: 36 Kw already set at Meyomessala. Excavation work and building of walls are achieved at the site of Maroua. The French group FIDES Gestion is currently carrying out extension work of the pilot study of 100 MW towards other localities in the country.The Huawei projectPurpose: Construction of mini photovoltaic solar plants for the electrification of 1000 rural localities in Cameroon.A view of the Douala gas power stationCurrent situation: an execution by the Chinese firm Huawezi, the project has enabled, still at its pilot phase, the installation of 409 lampposts alongside the road linking up Ngousso and the University of Soa, as well as within the campus. The phase costed CFA F 1.5 billion, a donation from the Chinese government.The execution of phase I, funded by Eximbank, China, is under way in other Regions of Cameroon.RURAL ELECTRIFICATIONBesides the increase in supply, the State also undertakes actions to improve access to electri- city in rural areas. They have been investing in recent years, resources from the public investment budget. But the task is tedious when we consider the evolution of demand in the next 10 years. Currently less than 3,500 localities out of averagely 13,000 in Cameroon benefit from electricity.On the subject, Cameroon receives especially support from development partners. Therefore, the World Bank, besides helping to carry out the making of Cameroon’s rural electrification carto- graphy and the geographic information system, also takes part in the project to make an inven- tory of SMEs in the energy sector.The Kingdom of Spain co-finances the electrifica- tion project in border localities, notably along the Cameroon-Nigeria border.The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) co-finances the electrification project in 4 Regions.LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN141

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