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Tradex Opens New Station in CAR

Monday, August 12, 2019

Central African Republic’s (CAR) Minister for Energy Development and Water Resources, Hubert Gontran Djono Ahaba, inaugurated the new Tradex Damara service station. Tradex is a Cameroonian petrol retail firm.

The new Tradex service station has a storage capacity of 25,000 liters of fuel (10,000 liters of Super, 10,000 liters of gas oil and 5,000 liters of kerosene) and has a storage capacity of 100 bottles of gas.

The opening of the station in Damara follows the renovations of the stations in Mbaïki, Berbérati and LBB in Bangui. It also brings the number of Tradex service stations in the CAR to six. The company will see this number increase in the next few weeks when the Sofitel, Gare du Nord and Marabena service stations are opened.

Tradex plans to have a total of 24 service stations in the country by the end of the year.

According to Cameroonian Perrial Jean Nyodog, chairman of Tradex Central Africa’s board of directors, the company’s objective in the Central African Republic is “to contribute to the consolidation of peace, the fight against youth unemployment and a return to normal over the entire national territory.”

Tradex was founded in 1999 by the Cameroon’s state-run, SNH, national and foreign investors. The company has service stations in four African nations’ Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad and Equatorial Guinea.