Road asphalting project in Cameroon

1 December 2009

Cameroon has just received a loan of 11.5 million Dollars from the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development to provide financing for part of a road asphalting project. 

This involves the Sangmélima-Djoum highway, which extends over a distance of 103 kilometres.

The total cost of the work is estimated at 135 million Dollars, which will also be financed by the Islamic Development Bank, the Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa, the OPEP International Development Fund, and the Saudi Development Fund.

This project forms part of the government’s overall policy for the upgrading of highway infrastructures.

The Cameroon Minister of the Economy, Louis-Paul Motaze, announced on Friday 27 November that more than 3,500 km of roads would be asphalted by the year 2020.

In Cameroon only ten percent of the road network is asphalted, according to a document presented by Mr. Motaze.<br/>

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