Multinational - The Ketta-Djoum Road and Brazzaville-Yaoundé Transport Corridor Facilitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Sep 2009
Signature Date 11 Jan 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 118,351,771.47
Status Completion

Project General Description

The 504.5 km Ketta-Djoum Road is a major link on the 1 612 km highway connecting the two capital cities of Brazzaville (Republic of Congo) and Yaoundé, (Cameroon). The road development is scheduled in two phases. Phase I involves:(i) construction and ancillary works, (ii) road transport and transit facilitation measures, including a single checkpoint at the border and a study on the establishment of a Corridor Management Committee; (iii) support for the resettlement of indigenous people dwelling in the project impact area (PIA); and (iv) sensitization campaigns on road safety, environmental protection and STI control, including HIV/AIDS. The successful implementation of Phase I will provide a permanent connection between Congo and Cameroon. It will help to boost trade not only between the two countries but also in the Central African sub-region, even as it will contribute to poverty reduction in the area.

Project Objectives

The project aims to improve the service level of the transport logistic chain on the Yaoundé-Brazzaville road axis and the living conditions of dwellers within the project impact area. The development of the Ketta-Djoum road which is an important link of the axis is scheduled in two phases. The first phase and subject of this project centres on four components summarized in the table below which, in addition to road works on the sections concerned, include ancillary works (rural tracks and social activities), construction of a common border checkpoint and other measures geared towards enhancing the protection of the road assets and transport facilitation.


The direct project beneficiaries are the transport system users as well as dwellers within the project impact area (Sangha District in the North of Congo and Cameroon’s South/South East Provinces). The project is expected to not only improve the movement of people and goods between the two countries, but also open up areas with significant economic potential in Northern Congo (agriculture, ore, timber, etc.) and in Cameroon’s South East. Furthermore, the project will help to reduce overall transport costs and improve living conditions of people dwelling along the road.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Multinational Cameroun - Congo


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-048
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name BIZONGO Anatole Desire

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
1.62056 14.9483 Biessi
2.75 12.91667 Département du Dja-et-Lobo
2.66667 12.66667 Djoum
1.48194 15.90056 Ketta
2.7 13.28333 Mintom I
2.14139 13.6689 Ntam
1.29211 15.93129 Ouesso
1.64806 14.5806 Sembe
1.73163 14.86882 Sembe
2.05966 14.13219 Souanke