Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa with six large neighboring countries. It has a population of almost 17 million. Currently, investment is focused on the development of its transportation network.

THE government of Chad is considering a range of infrastructure improvements and investments that pave the way for public-private partnership (PPP) deals in the French-speaking Central African country.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Access is calling for tenders to build and rehabilitate the country's Ouesso Bangui Mbaikoro stretch of road. The $66 million contract will work on the 118-kilometer portion linking Congo, Central African Republic and Chad to the Central African Economic Community, indicating that environmental studies are now complete.

The $5.7 billion Cameroon-Chad rail extension connecting N'Gaoundéré in Cameroon and Chad's capital N'Djamena is being studied, which will complete the multimodal transport chain framework between the two countries. The strategic move will allow governments to establish coherent platforms for different modes of transport and trade flow.

The National Electricity Company of Chad has issued calls for the country's section of the Cameroon-Chad overhead power lines. The $250 million project will connect the two countries, enable electricity trading and boost electricity access in N'Djamena.

The combined project involves the construction of a 1,024-kilometer, 225-kilovolt high-voltage main transmission line (786 km in Cameroon and 238 km in Chad) and related transformer stations. It will also include the construction of rural electrification distribution networks along the corridors to electrify 409 locations in Cameroon and 69 in Chad.

The utility has awarded the $50 million Djermaya solar farm project to the Aldwych Smart Energies InfraCo Africa joint venture.

Source: ABIConsulting