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Cameroon – Transport: The renewal of 175 km of railway between Batschenga and Ka’a and the entrances of Yaounde and Douala, carried out more than 80%

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Written by Deckson N.

Following the work of the 26th session of the Interministerial Committee for Railway Infrastructures (Comifer), it was officially revealed that the 175 km railway line between Batschenga (central region) and Ka’a (East), and then at the entrances to the cities of Douala and Yaounde, show an achievement rate of 80%.

This work, which was launched on August 30, 2013 in the locality of Batschenga and then entrusted to the China Railways Engineering and Bun’s companies, have benefited for several months from the expertise of the Camrail teams, subsidiary of Bolloré, logistician and concessionaire of the Cameroonian railway.

The renewal of the railway between Batschenga and Ka’a, which is estimated at 9 billion CFA francs, has devoted a technological change to the railway in Cameroon. This is the transition from the use of wooden sleepers, then metallic, to the use of double-block reinforced concrete sleepers. The latter, it is said, have a lifespan of 30 to 40 years, compared with 15 years for the old ones.

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