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 OBJECTIVE
THE PROJECT AIMS
AT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DRINKING WATER IN THE CITY OF YAOUNDE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS, OF A VOLUME OF 300,000 M3 A DAY AND ABSORB FOR GOOD THE CURRENTLY DEFICIT OBSERVED IN SUP- PLYING WATER IN THE TOWN
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                 Yaoundé/Akomnyada AEP project. The water treatment plant of Akomnyada (Mbalmayo), which provides Yaoundé with 100,000 m3/day is being expanded and modernized. It will there- fore allow increase in the coming months its pro- duction capacity by an extra 40,000 m3/day. Thanks to the contribution and rehabilitation of the water treatment plant of Mefou, the political
capital of Cameroon will have its drinking water supply increased to 190,000 m3/day.
However, the issue of drinking water in Yaoundé will find a lasting solution only with the implemen- tation of the Yaoundé water supply project from the Sanaga River whose state of progress is the following:
Water supply project of Yaoundé
and its surroundings from the Sanaga River
      LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN
TECHNICAL ASPECT
WORK CONSISTS IN BUILDING A RESERVOIR OF SIX BILLION M3 OF STORAGE CAPACITY; SET- TING UP A 30 MW POWER PLANT AT TOE OF DAM FOR THE ELEC- TRIFICATION OF THE EAST REGION AND AN ENERGY CHOKE LINE OF 90 KW AND 120 KW
SECOBDARY CITIES AND SEMI-URBAN LOCATION
The drinking water issue does not come up only in the largest cities. A funding from Exim-Bank China contributes therefore currently to increasing water supply since early 2015. The initiative is for Sangmelima, Kribi, Bamenda and Bafoussam, four secondary cities. We should also point out that the semi-urban locations are part of this, through a project covering 19 coun- cils since 2015.
ELECTRICITY
In 2016, electricity generation amounted to 6,511 GWH, an increase of 2.6% compared to 2015. This change is explained by the increase in the flow of the Edéa and Song-loulou dams, more the commissioning of the Lom-Pangar dam. To improve distribution, the 90 KV Bassa-Deido and Bonabéri-Dangoté lines were built. Besides, the Djamboutou thermal power plant with a capacity of 20 MW, a 35 MVA transformer at the Oyomabang substation and a 50 MVA trans- former at the Bonabéri substation were commis- sioned. The number of new connections is 90,533, compared to 88,032 in 2015.
In the first-half of 2017, electricity generation was 3,487.7 GWH, up 0.4% compared to the same period of 2016, and the production is expected to have reached 6,835 GWH, that is an increase of 5%.
BACKER
• STATE OF CAMEROON 93 BILLION DE FCFA
• EXIMBANK CHINA
CURRENT SITUATION
• A FUNDING AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED WITH
EXIMBANK;
• THE SUPERVISION CONTRACT WAS SIGNED ;
• THE MOBILIZATION OF NECESSARY RESSOURCES FOR THE IMPLANTATION OF THE AGREEMENT
IS IN PROGRESS
(46 BILLION ALREADY).
National electricity generation has a gap of more than 400 megawatts compared to demand. This, according to reliable analyses, leads to a one-point decline in the annual growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP). Given this situation, industrial companies that consume large amounts of electricity can neither optimize their production, let alone expand their activities. A situation as embarrassing as it is paradoxical for a country that represents the second hydro- electric potential of all Africa.
Given these undeniable assets and its desire to enable Cameroon to achieve by 2020 energy production of 3000 megawatts, the Cameroonian government, at President Paul Biya’s behest, has undertaken efficient actions since a few years.
ACTIONS IN PROGRESS
Besides the Lom Pangar hydroelectric dam, which was partially filled in September 2015, the government has undertaken:
• The construction of a 211-megawatt hydroelec- tric facility (MW) combined with a 225-kilovolt (KV) transmission line and substations at Memve'ele on the Ntem River.
• The construction of a 15-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in Mekin on the Dja River, and the construction of a 110-kilovolt (KV) power line.


































































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