The Head of Government made the comments on the sidelines of an inspection visit at the ongoing construction of the Deep Seaport and Industrial Complex at Mboro, some 30 km south of the seaside resort town of Kribi, in the South Region.
|Kribi Deep Seaport (Source Wikimedia Commons|
The visit to the deep seaport construction site, first phase of the Kribi Deep Seaport and Industrial Complex by Prime Minister Philemon Yang last August 6 took the Head of Government to the different compartments of the project.
In a ceremony dubbed the solemn emerging of caissons into the deep seaport, the Prime Minister was briefed on the overall advancement of the project.
Officials in charge of the project told the PM that the level of execution of the FCFA 287 billion project was more than 70 per cent. In the different compartments, he visited, officials informed the Head of Government that out of the 1355m core of water break, 1323 m was already executed, 80 per cent of back filing done, dynamic compacting of done at 40 per cent.
After in-camera sessions with stakeholders and a visit to the project site, Prime Minister Yang told the press he was impressed by the advancement of work on the project which is an example of the Greater Achievements programme of the President of the Republic.
The construction of the Kribi Deep Seaport which currently employs 571 personnel, all categories considered, including 285 Chinese nationals and 286 of Cameroonian nationality is expected to go operational by June 2014.
However, some victims of the Kribi Deep Seaport construction are yet to receive compensation according to reports. Prime minister and head of government, Philemon Yang, told parliamentarians at the National Assembly in April 2013 that the government was to restart the compensation scheme for victims of Deep Seaport Construction.
Besides, while the Prime Minister was expressing joy over the advancement of work on the project, the inhabitants of the site were aghast with government as they claim social problems persist.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi