Cameroon: Construction of second bridge over river Wouri to start in October

31 January 2011

Cameroon's ministry for public works has just announced that the construction of the second bridge over the river Wouri, linking the city of Douala to the facilities of the Autonomous Port of Douala, will start next October.

The cost of the works is estimated at close to 250 million dollars, and will take three years, it was learned Thursday last by the APA press agency.

The current bridge can barely carry the ever-increasing traffic, and this link is strategic to Cameroon: it is used daily to carry goods between Douala and the port.

The infrastructure will comprise two bridges with a length of 850 meters, one a road bridge with 5 lanes, and one a rail bridge with two tracks.

The French Development Agency (AFD) has released 136 million dollars for this project. The rest of the finance will come from the World Bank and a Chinese joint venture.

Twenty percent of the works will go to Cameroonian companies, said the ministry.

Categories: Transport

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