Cameroon Infrastructure Report Q3 2011: New research report available at Fast Market Research

Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Cameroon Infrastructure Report Q3 2011", is now available at Fast Market Research
June 26, 2011 - PRLog -- Although modest, BMI's outlook for Cameroon's construction sector is stronger than those in many advanced economies. Although the industry is hampered by a dearth of feasible projects on the ground, foreign and multilateral funding will help keep the sector within the 3% growth mark over 2011-2014, with the industry growing to reach a value of XAF316.07bn (US$650.1mn) in 2011.

Key developments in recent months include:

*  The African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) will lend EUR66mn (US$92.9mn) to Cameroon's Dibamba Power Development Company to help it build an 86MW power plant in the country, it emerged in late May 2011. The support of these financial institutions is crucial, as Cameroon is in dire need of a reliable electricity supply.
 *  Although Cameroon's traditional economic partners have been European countries (especially France), economic interaction with China has increased rapidly over the past decade, with an increasing number of Chinese-financed infrastructure projects being developed in the country. China made the largest ever loan allocation to Cameroon, granting US$542mn for a hydro power project, in May 2011. The African country has struggled to meet electricity demand in recent years as it has had difficulties getting its flagship project - the Lom Pangar hydropower plant - off the ground. The Export-Import Bank of China (ChinaEximbank) is to issue the loan to pay for the construction of a 201MW hydropower plant on the Ntem River. The Memve'ele dam will be built over the next five years, although more detailed information is still to be released.
 *  Sundance Resources' US$4.7bn Mbalam Iron Ore Project will result in spill-over investment in Cameroon's infrastructure. The project includes construction of a rail corridor and bulk materials port. The iron ore mine is located in eastern Cameroon, and will link to a new port to be built in Kribi, on the coast, via a 510km rail line. The railway will have a 60km spur line from the mine in Mbarga to a processing plant across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 *  In May 2011, Victoria Oil & Gas obtained a 25-year exploitation licence for its Logobaba gas and gas condensate project in south western Cameroon. The company will now install and commission the required gas pipeline network, re-open wells, construct a processing plant and initiate related works. The licence, which offers a 10-year extension option, will enable the company to begin deliveries of gas to industrial customers by Q411. Perenco's bullish statements in mid-2011 suggest that progress is also being made on Kribi LNG, despite the fact that Cameroon has yet to begin meaningful gas production.

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Any potential growth in government capital investment in the country's construction yvukps sector will be weakened in the short-term, as spending continues to tilt away from public investment. The government has increased its focus on current expenditure as Cameroon expands the civil service, and tries to cap food and fuel prices. BMI expects the sector's growth to hit 4.4% by 2015, when it will be worth XAF406.61bn (US$774.84mn).

Report Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- Cameroon Infrastructure SWOT
Market Overview
- Cameroon
Building Materials
- Global Materials
- Table: World's Top Steel Producing Countries (million metric tonnes - mmt)
- Africa Overview
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Table: Cameroon Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data
- Table: Cameroon Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data
- Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Transport Infrastructure
- Transport Infrastructure Overview
- Major Projects Table - Transport
- Table: Major Infrastructure Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure
- Energy and Utilities Infrastructure Overview
- Major Projects Table - Energy And Utilities
- Table: Major Infrastructure Projects - Energy & Utilities
Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure
- Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure Overview
- Major Projects - Residential, Non Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure
- Table: Major Infrastructure Projects - Industrial Construction
Business Environment
- Cameroon Business Environment
- Rewards
- Risks
- Regional Overview
- Africa Infrastructure Business Environment Ratings
- Table: Regional Infrastructure Business Environment Ratings
Company Monitor
- Besix SA
- AES Corporation
Global Overview
- Industry Forecasts
- Construction Industry
- Data Methodology
- New Infrastructure Data Sub-sectors
- Construction
- Capital Investment
- Construction Sector Employment
- Infrastructure Business Environment Rating
- Table: Infrastructure Business Environment Indicators

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