One more step towards the construction of Chollet, the cross-border hydroelectric development project led by Cameroon and Congo. Both parties are planning the start of preliminary studies for the establishment of the infrastructure of 600 MW for the 1 st quarter 2021.
Studies prior to the construction of the cross-border Chollet dam, with a capacity of 600 MW, will begin in the first quarter of 2021, reports Investir in Cameroon. This is one of the main information that leaked from the meeting of the Inter-State Committee in charge of the conduct of this project, fruit of cooperation between Cameroon and Congo. The meeting took place on October 26, 2020 by videoconference, we learn from good sources.
The Chollet hydroelectric dam will be built on the Dja river, the river border between Cameroon and Congo. According to initial estimates, this energy infrastructure will cost between 354 and 670 billion FCFA, depending on the development option that will be put in place by its builder.
This hydroelectric development includes the construction of two electricity transmission lines, to Congo and Cameroon. The energy produced by this dam will be used not only to supply the two countries carrying the project, but also neighboring countries such as the Central African Republic and Gabon.
Source: Agence Ecofin
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