(Business in Cameroon) - The Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Works, Philémon Zo’o Zame, took delivery at the end of February of the Djoum-Mintom road stretch (98 km) as part of the project to develop the Ketta-Djoum lot 2 road, integrated in the transport facilitation project on the Brazzaville-Yaoundé corridor (Congo-Cameroon).
“The construction of the Djoum-Mintom road approved without reservations should be a great source of satisfaction for the company as progressing in the works in this area which is particularly uneven and deep into the equatorial forest with a high index of rainfall was not an easy task”, praised Philémon Zo’o Zame. The geometrical features of the work are those of a road with a 7.5m large pavement and two shoulders covered with double surface dressings of 2.00m each. The reference speed is 60 km/hour on hilly surfaces and 80 km/hour on flat surfaces.
With 91.7% of the funding from the African Development Fund (ADF) and 8.3% from the Cameroonian government, this section of the corridor required a total of FCfa 55.396 billion. This important road will substantially improve the living conditions of populations in the different towns through which the project passes. Already, the aspect of several villages really changed with the construction of several adjoining structures.
Opening up this area will promote economic development with not only the sale of agricultural products, but also facilitate movements between the towns of Djoum and Mintom as well as heavy load truck traffic from Congo Brazzaville coming to discharge their goods at the Douala Port.