Cameroon – Transport: CFAF 60 billion to rebuild a section of the road corridor linking Yaoundé to the eastern border of Nigeria

Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi
Written by Deckson N.

On 16 May 2017, the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, launched the reconstruction of the Babadjou-Bamenda road (35 km), the Bamenda cliff bypass (5 km) and the urban crossing of the capital of the North-West (12 Km). That is to say a linear works of 52 km on a joint financing of the World Bank, to the tune of 60.7 billion CFA francs.

The reconstruction of this axis of National 2, completely cut for several months, will eliminate the blackheads of accidents. It will also reduce transport costs and transit times on the road corridor that connects Yaoundé to the eastern border of Nigeria via the Bafoussam and Bamenda regions, whose economy relies mainly on agricultural production and trade.

Related facilities include the construction of a weighing station, two rest areas, a toll station, markets, several mini drinking water systems, as well as asphalting of 50 km of secondary roads to open up agro-pastoral basins.

The rehabilitation of the Babadjou-Bamenda road will be carried out in three sections. Notably Babadjou-Welcome to Bamenda (35 km), Bamenda cliff bypass (5,1 km), Ecole des Champion-Amour Mezam Travel Junction-Vetinary junction-Hospital Round About (12 km) .

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