Maintenance works are ongoing at the Douala seaport, with security being stepped up as well, to make the establishment a reference in the Central African Sub-region.
For some time now, the depth of the Wouri river had been reduced due to the accumulation of gravel and mud, which made vessels circulate with difficulty. This therefore, pushed authorities of the Douala seaport to make a move to fully take charge of the dredging of the facility’s channels.
The aim of the maintenance activities targets an increase in the port’s attractiveness, which will make it stand out in the Gulf of Guinea.
To accomplish these objectives, high-standard dredging machines are being used. One has a 3000 cubic meter capacity. Another has a discharge capacity of 800 cubic metres of water and sediments poured over a distance of two kilometres, the State Broadcaster gathered.
Security has also been reinforced, with over 100 surveillance cameras installed at every strategic corner, to closely monitor the movement of everyone in the port. There are also checkpoints with security guards who ensure that, individuals do not go out with goods that are not theirs.