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AfDB provides XAF12 bln loan for construction of the road connecting Cameroon and Nigeria

AfDB provides XAF12 bln loan for construction of the road connecting Cameroon and Nigeria
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 16 October 2019 17:30

(Business in Cameroon) - On October 11, 2019, President Paul Biya authorized the minister of the economy Alamine Ousmane Mey to sign a €17.96 million (close to XAF12 billion) loan agreement with the AfDB.  

According to official sources, this funding approved a year earlier is dedicated to the construction of the Ring Road, a road that will connect the Northwestern region of Cameroon, to Nigeria.

The 357-km Ring Road crosses six of the seven departmental capitals in the Northwestern region. The estimated cost of the works is about XAF143 billion.

To date, only the 60.5-km Ndop-Kumbo section has been completed because since 2016, the Anglophone regions of Cameroon have been the base for pro-independence claims creating insecurity and hindering large construction works.  

Some months ago, a Tunisian engineer was kidnapped at a road construction site in the region. Days later, he was found murdered.

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