Cameroon – Congo: Soon the Yaounde-Brazzaville road will be operational

Written by Deckson N.

The construction work of the first phase of this corridor are completed.

The operational capability of the Yaounde-Brazzaville road won’t take long from now. It is information that relays the daily Le Jour number 2256. The Ministry of Public Works (MINTP) indicates that the Djoum-Mintom road of 98.8 km and constitutes the first phase of the construction of the above-mentioned corridor will soon be received. Also according to the Ministry of Public Works, the work of the core contract are made at 100%.

To believe MINTP “pavement structure consists of a lateritic gravel foundation of 30 cm thick and a base layer of crushed asphalt of 20 cm thick and concrete coating of 5 cm thick. ” To date, it remains only to make related adjustments. These consist in the development of the Djoum roads on 4.1 km and 2 km in Mintom. Totaling 6.1 kilometers. Also the opening of 57.4 km of dirt road, the construction of 1573 m of fencing, the construction of 22 latrines, 15 water wells, 10 water wells, a toll station, a weighing station, including the supply of axles scales.

As a reminder, in October 2015, the African Development Bank (ADB) announced the release of a budget of about 424 million dollars, 225 billion FCFA. This for financing the second phase of the development project of the Ketta-Djoum road. “This funding aims, according to its initiators,” to stimulate economic and social development and regional integration in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

The ADB says this project that has the important segment that connects the capital of Congo to that of Cameroon will directly benefit road users and communities living in the area. It will also expand trade between the two countries.

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