YIF provided technical assistance to COTCO

The Chad–Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project is a controversial project to develop the production capacity of oilfields near Doba in southern Chad, and to create a 1,070-kilometre (660 mi) pipeline to transport the oil to a floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO), anchored off the coast of Cameroon, near the city of Kribi. It is operated by ExxonMobil (40%) and also sponsored by partners forming the consortium, Petronas (35%) andChevron (25%). The governments of Chad and Cameroon also have a combined 3% stake in the project. The project was launched on October 18, 2000, and completed in June 2003 (the official inauguration took place in October of the same year).

Staff absences due to malaria, and the associated productivity problems, led to YIF being asked to provide an analysis of the mosquito problems and to recommend control measures to the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO), together with providing training of staff at pumping stations, other installations and villages along the pipeline. YIF is a registered supplier of technical services to Exon Mobil.

The picture shows Indoor Residual Spraying, which is a key technology in malaria control.

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