(Business in Cameroon) - The final phase of the construction of the 504.5 km Yaoundé-Brazzaville road, 67.5 km Mintom-Lele section, linking Cameroon to Congo is executed at 16.4%, the Cameroonian public work department informed.
For the time being, the work already done includes clearing of a 42 km distance, topsoil stripping over 29.35 km, earthworks over 22 km and the foundation layer, completed at 17.78%.
The second road section, Lele-Ntam-Mbalam, 53 km, is completed at 12.52% and includes the installation of the base polygon, completion of clearing, topsoil stripping over 32 km (out of 53 km planned) and the earthworks over 32 km. Also, 9 of the 83 wastewater facilities planned are under construction. The first section Djoum-Mintom, built over 98 km in Cameroon has been partly delivered.
Since 2009, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been backing the project and its disbursement reached up to XAF40.7 billion; the amount was mobilized in 2016, the 15th of April. Other project supporters are the Development bank of Central African Countries (Bdeac) which gave XAF20 billion on December 22, 2016 while the Cameroonian state provided XAF13.9 billion and Japan gave XAF33 billion in 2017.