Kribi, Cameroon, Africa
Year2012latitude: 2° 56'
longitude: 9° 54'
Initiator(s)Cameroon Government, Eximbank of China, Egis Group, Mota-Engil SGPS group
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Cameroon, Chinese, Portuguese
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants80,000 (2012)
Target population300,000
Town website
Town related links d-create-a-subsidiary-in-cameroon a-port-in-cameroon-approved/

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
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. The development is to start 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.
The spatial master plan, zoning plan and management strategy were presented to the main stakeholders at national and international level at a congress in April 2012 in Yaoundé. The first phase of the port was ready for use in 2015. Several major companies and investors declared an interest and are actively involved in the planning. The project is seen as a key step in creating wealth and sustainability in Cameroon.
The plan also envisages regional investments in tourism and preserving natural marine and terrestrial environments. Sustainable development is at the heart of the master plan, but realizing these ambitions will require a lot of attention and profesional organistions managing the zone.


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