Cameroon: A second bridge over the Wouri by 2015
8 September 2010
The Agence France de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, has granted more than 97 million dollars to Cameroon to construct a second bridge over the river Wouri.
The work, which should be completed during 2015, will cost a total of 233.2 million dollars.
"The infrastructure will comprise two bridges with a length of 850 metres, with a five-lane road section and a rail section with two tracks. Two roundabouts will be provided at the ends for good accessibility", announced the president of the Groupement interpatronal du Cameroun (Gicam), an employers' association, Olivier Behle, quoted by the newspaper Le Messager.
At a press conference held on Friday 3 September, he added that a call for tenders has been launched for the works, which are expected to take 48 months.
In Algeria, another announcement was made in the road infrastructure sector last week. The minister for Public Works, Mr. Amar Ghoul, announced to journalists from La Tribune the inauguration of the last two segments of the East-West motorway, which runs for 613 km starting from Algiers.