|Approval Date||19 Aug 1987|
|Signature Date||26 Feb 1988|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Non Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The 443 km long Bamenda–Enugu corridor comprises the Cameroonian Bamenda-Mamfe-Ekok road sections on the RN 6 (203 km), the Nigerian road sections (240 km), the bridge over the Munaya River in Cameroon (100 m) and the border bridge over the Cross River (230 m). The levels of service of the various sections of the corridor vary greatly. The set objective within the context of NEPAD’s Short-Term Action Plan (STAP) is to implement in each Regional Economic Community (REC) at least two transport programmes, including a facilitation component. The proposed programme will : (i) develop and pave 90 km of road, reconstruct 109 km of road and carry out periodic maintenance of 192 km of road, including the construction of highway structures; (ii) rehabilitate and/or construct social and market infrastructures, such as feeder roads, market sheds, drying areas for agricultural products, and fencing and rehabilitation of school infrastructure ; (iii) remove obstacles to the free flow of traffic by building a common border checkpoint, limiting the number of checkpoints and controlling axle load; and (iv) build the capacities of organs responsible for monitoring the implementation of the project. The programme will be implemented from July 2008 to December 2013. The total cost of the programme is estimated at UA 276.72 million. Its implementation will help to strengthen cooperation between the two countries (Cameroon and Nigeria), which are the engines of the regional economies, and support efforts by the international community to build confidence between both countries. The opening up of the programme area will significantly reduce poverty, the incidence of which is particularly high (40%). The highway will facilitate trade in manufactured and agricultural products between the two countries. Furthermore, particularly in Cameroon, the project would help boost to national food production and supplement the last Bank interventions in the transport sector.
The programme is expected to help increase trade and strengthen cooperation between countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and those of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in general, and between Cameroon and Nigeria, in particular. More specifically, the programme seeks to improve the efficiency of the logistic chain of transport along the Bamenda-Enugu corridor, as well as the living environment of populations of the programme area.
The populations affected by the project, about one hundred families mainly in Cameroon living in houses most of which are built of semi-permanent materials, will be compensated and resettled in the immediate vicinity of the road. The direct beneficiaries of the programme are transport service users, as well as the 11 000 000 inhabitants (3 000 000 in Cameroon and 8 000 000 in Nigeria) in the programme area, representing 7% of the total population of the two countries. The programme will reduce overall transport costs and improve the living conditions of populations living along the road.
African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Accelerated Cofinancing Facility for Africa
|Last Update||01 Dec 2021|
|5.69105 9.4433||Bachuo Akagbe|
|4.5839 8.4179||Cross River|