(Business in Cameroon) - Currently, the 65-km Sangmélina-Bikoula road section (in Southern Cameroon) is 83% completed. The completion rate was estimated during the field visit carried out earlier this week by Minister of Public Works Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi.
According to executives of the Iranian company Kayson Inc, which won the construction contract, the road will be delivered by end-September 2021, provided the problems related to the compensation of residents along this road section are addressed.
Indeed, the compensations still pending before competent authorities, along with the Iranian companies’ technical failures and difficulties have been the main reasons delaying the construction of that road section connecting Cameroon to the Republic of Congo.
Even if the road section is delivered on September 30, 2021 (after several deadline extensions), Kayson Inc has already taken close to nine years just to build this 65-km road section. Indeed, according to the Ministry of Public Works, the Iranian company started construction works for this section on October 12, 2012.
The completion of Sangmélina-Bikoula will boost trades between Cameroon and Congo since it is a section of the Sangmelima-Ouesso cross-border road.