To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of the training facility the UK is currently building in Salak for Cameroon's Battalion d’Intervention Rapide; and who is paying for that facility.
9 February 2022
The UK has been providing training to the Battalion d'Intervention Rapide (BIR) since 2018. Since January 2021, we have been training the BIR in Salak in the Far North of Cameroon. In the last financial year, all capacity building cost £1.365 million, including the cost of the training village in Salak (£250,000).