Cité Des Cinquantenaires - Construction Takes Off Speedily

By Christopher Jator

The apartment houses will be furnished with a swimming pool of Olympic standard, a shopping mall and offices including other modern facilities.

Government's real estate project to bring cities and towns up to acceptable standards has entered a high gear. In collaboration with local architects from Cabinet Bissek in Yaounde, President Paul Biya's vision for an emerging Cameroon is being transformed into reality as the construction of 1,050 modern apartment houses, dubbed Cité des cinquantenaires, is underway on the former Cité des douanes site at the Bonapriso neighbourhood in Douala.

Experienced workers of the China Shanxi Construction Engineering [Group] Co. say they are determined to meet the 30 months deadline for the construction project to reach its logical finish.