Cameroon: France invests in construction of second bridge over the Wouri
15 July 2011
Last Wednesday, France and Cameroon signed a financing agreement in the order of 142.4 million dollars for a road infrastructure project.
It involves the construction of a second bridge over the river Wouri at Douala, capital city of Cameroon, at a total cost of 258.2 million dollars. Construction should be completed in 2015, reports the Xinhua press agency.
This bridge, the second over the river Wouri, will be constructed close to the existing bridge, which is no longer able to cope with the density of traffic. It will therefore improve road transport by carrying 55,000 vehicles per day.
In Ivory Coast, the West African Development Bank has just granted loans totaling 10.9 billion FCFA (22 million USD) for road infrastructure construction, reports the newspaper Abidjan.net.
They relate to the financing of a bridge over the Marahoué, the improvement of urban streets in the town of Bouaflé, and the financing of the construction of the bridge at Jacqueville.