Royal HaskoningDHV was commissioned by the Cameroonian government to create a master plan and development strategy for the Kribi Industrial Port Complex, to guide a sustainable spatial, social and economic development. With several major companies and investors declaring an interest, the project is seen as a key step in creating wealth and sustainability in Cameroon. Regional investment will also be used to develop tourism and preserve marine and terrestrial nature.
Construction of the Kribi Industrial Port Complex, a 260 km2 industrial and residential city is underway near Kribi, a coastal town in south western Cameroon. The project will provide a deep sea port, an extensive industrial zone for heavy, medium and light industry and a modern residential city to house up to 300,000 people by 2040. The development started with the production and export of minerals, energy and petrochemicals. The development of medium and light industry is to bring more jobs and added value.
Royal HaskoningDHV consultants and engineers worked with Cameroonian consultancy partner Global Option to carry out studies which included the spatial master plan, zoning plan and management strategy. These were presented to the main stakeholders at national and international level at a congress in April 2012 in Yaoundé.
With several major companies and investors declaring an interest, the project is seen as a key step in creating wealth and sustainability in Cameroon. Regional investment will also be used to develop tourism and preserve natural marine and terrestrial environments.
Royal HaskoningDHV’s involvement in the project brings with it a proven track record of expertise in master planning, management strategies, sustainability and innovation. This not only meets the economic demands of the Cameroonian government but also offers advanced sustainable solutions on both environmental and social levels.
- The deep sea port phase 1 is currently under construction and is planned to be ready in 2014.
- Development and construction of a combined infrastructure to the north - known as the ‘backbone’ - which will feed future development.
- Construction of 9500 ha industrial zone, business activities and airport development.
- Development and construction of the residential city including governmental buildings, schools, a hospital, shopping centres and urban services.