On April 20, 2017, with the World Bank Group, the Minister of the Economy (Minepat), Louis Paul Motaze, signed a credit agreement of US $ 192 million, or approximately 113.086 billion Of FCFA, for the financing of the project for the development of the transport sector.
According to Mr Motaze, the project aims in particular to improve the efficiency and security of transport on the Babadjou-Bamenda section of the Yaoundé-Bamenda corridor.
The implementation of the project will allow the widening and reconstruction of the 50 km section of road between Babadjou in the Western Region and Bamenda in the Northwest. Including the treatment of the identified accident points and the monitoring of the related work. In addition, there will be upgrading of 12 km of urban roads in the town of Bamenda to link the sections of the Yaoundé-Bamenda regional corridor and Bamenda-Enugu (Nigeria). Not to mention support for the establishment of the second-generation road fund.
The other part of the project concerns the strengthening of security at the country’s four international airports. This includes the rebuilding and rehabilitation of a fence around the perimeter of Yaoundé, Douala, Garoua and Maroua airports. Also, a crisis management center will be built at each of these international airports. In Maroua, more specifically, the Minepat indicates that a conventional meteorological station will be built.