Upgrading of the highway network between the Congo and Cameroon

30 September 2009

The African Development Bank has just approved financing to the amount of 190 million Dollars for a project for upgrading highway infrastructures in the Brazzaville – Yaoundé corridor.

The aim is to facilitate transport and interconnections on the key highways linking Cameroon, the Congo, the DRC, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Central African Republic.

The improvement in movement of people and merchandise should contribute towards strengthening regional integration in Central Africa and stimulate development.

“There are sections of the road between Ketta and Djoum on this main route which are in a considerably run-down condition ..... and that does not allow for the exploitation of the substantial agricultural, mining, and tourism potential which the region has to offer”, explains Ali Kiès, head of the Transport Division at the African Development Bank.

The work will consist of the hard surfacing or upgrading of the dirt road sections along the entire length of the highway between Ketta and Djoum, a length of 1612 kilometres.<br/>

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