PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT:Senators from the South Region visit the Port of Kribi
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Taking advantage of their conclave in Kribi, Representatives of the Upper House of Parliament visited the President’s flagship project which is currently expanding at Mboro and discussed with PAK about local development and various lobbying issues that they can bring to the attention of the government.

8out of 9 senators from the South Region, together with a number of mayors, all turn out this afternoon, Thursday 21 July 2023, to visit the quays and terminals of the Deep-sea Port of Kribi. These elected representatives were marveled by the topnotch level of safety and security at the access gates, the size of the port infrastructure, the quantity and quality of equipment, the gigantic size of the extension worksite referred to as Phase II of construction of Kribi Port and the spectacular abundance of port and logistics activities on the site. It all began in the morning with an audience granted by the General Manager of the Port Authority of Kribi (PAK) to the delegation of Honourable Members of the Senate led by Senator Calvin ZANG OYONO. Patrice MELOM and his closest collaborators seized the opportunity to present the great achievement that the Deep-sea Port of Kribi is; its key role in the economic growth and development of our country; the managerial efforts of the PAK’s Top Management, which is working daily to make it a reliable, viable, competitive and sustainable port. Once they got on the port quays at Mboro, the elected representatives were taken in turn to the container terminal, the fire station and the multi-purpose terminal. These visitors had the privilege of catching a glimpse of the first lines of the new quays, 700 additional meters, that are already taking shape, in between the constant ballet of lorries, diggers and compactors. Their visit to the Kribi Port Industrial Zone (ZIPK) was another highlight of the day. The ZIPK covers a surface area of 15, 000 hectares subdivided in clusters, the potentials of which is showcased by the number of companies already established there: ACC (cocao processing plant); AGL (Logistics); Tractafric (BTP equipment); IHM (warehouses); La Pasta ( flour mill), CIMPOR (cement factory), etc.