Two Conventions Have Been Signed To Improve Cameroon’s Road Network.

On December 3, 2019, The Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, signed two conventions with the representatives of two companies: ICM SPA and Magil construction corporation group.

 

The conventions signed by both parties will ease the acceleration of the fluidity of freight transport from the Kribi Deep Sea Port; improve the security of goods and people through the construction of the Eblowa – Akom II – Kribi road. Addditional rehabilitation works on the East entrance road section in the city of Douala will also be carried out, thereby facilitating the movements of people and goods, provide better access of the populations to public services .It would also improve Communication channels and the reduction of transport cost and time.

The Ebolowa -Akom- Kribi Road located in the South Region of the country is expected to cost about 128, 293, 897 billion CFA Francs.

Characteristics Of The Road

The Length of the road will be:
-179.2 km and 10 meters wide;
-2 pavem hents of 3.5 m wide each;
-2 shoulders of 1.50 m width each;
-2 sidewalks of 2.00 m width each;
– The rest areas of 4 m wide.
The duration of work will last for about 36 Months and would take off in 2020.

Characteristics Of Infrastructure To Be Built:

– 17 reinforced concrete Bridges
– 3 weighing stations
– 2 metres stations
– 2 tool Stations
– 2 Execution of hydraulic and drainage works
– Realisation of horizontal and vertical signage and safety equipment.

The Contract have been awarded to the Italian ICM SPA Company and it would be financed by UKEF/ standard Chartered bank.

Additional rehabilitation works on the east entrance road section of the city of Douala from Pk 10+400 to Pk 19+300, will also be executed.
The work will be divided into 2 phases:
* Phase 1 will cost over 51 billion CFA francs, with a time frame of 18 months.
* Phase 2 will cost over 94 billion CFA Francs.

The scope of work will entail the :
– Development of alternative roads;
– Construction of a second bridge over the Dibamba River;
– Construction of 4 roundabouts, Ari junction, Yassa,Japoma, Gynecological hospital;
– Widening from 2×1 lanes to 3× 2 lanes of 3.5cm platform from Pk 10 to Pk 19;
– Public Lighting;
– Road signage;
– Relocation of water, electricity and telephone networks;
– Landscaping just to name this.

Minister Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi exhorted the 2 companies to respect the contracts modalities and the duration.

Natacha Lehman,
Edited by Caroline Okie-Anoma

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