Cameroon - Transport Sector Support Programme Phase 2: Rehabilitation of the Yaounde-Bafoussam-Babadjou Road, Development of the Grand Zambi-Kribi Road and Development of the Maroua-Bogo-Pouss Road

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Nov 2016
Signature Date 08 Jun 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 228,442,031.91
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation should significantly contribute to the rehabilitation of one of the major axes of the country's structuring network, namely the Yaoundé - Bafoussam - Bamenda route. It is the natural extension of the Bamenda-Enugu road corridor that is nearing completion on multi-source financing under the Bank's leadership, and serves as a transit corridor for trade between Cameroon and Nigeria in particular and between the CEMAC/EECAC and ECOWAS zones in general. Considering the said programme’s scale of works, relative to available resources, it was agreed that Bank intervention should be in phases. The first phase, covering the Batschenga-Ntui-Yoko-Lena segment (248.60 km) and approved in November 2014. The second phase concerns: (i) the rehabilitation of the Yaoundé-Bafoussam-Babadjou road; (ii) the development of the Maroua-Bogo-Pouss and Grand Zambi-Kribi roads; and (iii) ancillary socio-economic activities. The implementation period of this phase of the programme is 4 years and its total cost is estimated at UA 361.890 million. At the level of sectoral governance, technical assistance is provided for the institutional strengthening of the Ministry of Public Works, the main contracting authority and the state engineer in the design and implementation of the implementation of major projects. Finally, the current project will assist the government in the implementation of a sustainable road heritage management system in Cameroon as well as technical assistance for the implementation of the GENIS level of service road maintenance method.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to contribute to opening up, developing agricultural potential and increasing trade between and within the country’s regions. The project’s specific objective is to improve the performance of the transport logistical chain between the cities Yaoundé-Bamenda, Maroua-Bogo-Pouss and Grand Zambi-Kribi, and thus improve the living conditions of the people in these areas.


The programme’s main beneficiaries are transport users and the economic operators active in the impact area. The 4 624 051 inhabitants of the area also benefit from better social and economic infrastructure, which improves their living environment as well as their living conditions.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Cameroon
Ministère des transports et des travaux publics


IATI identifier 46002-P-CM-DB0-015
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MORE NDONG Pierre-Simon

Geographic Location

Country Cameroon
Coordinates Location Name
10.5909 14.3159 Maroua