Multinational - Ketta-Djoum Road Development and Yaoundé-Brazzaville Corridor Transport Facilitation Project – Phase 2 (République du Congo)

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Oct 2015
Signature Date 17 Dec 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 101,230,588.2
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Ketta-Djoum road (503 km long) is an important segment of the highway linking the capitals of Congo (Brazzaville) and Cameroon (Yaoundé). This highway is Development Corridor No. 29 (CD29) of the Central African Consensual Transport Development Master Plan (PDCT-AC) which is 1,624-km long (Yaoundé-Sangmelima-Djoum-Mintom-MbalamNtam-Souanke-Sembe-Ouesso-Owando-Oyo-Brazzaville). The road will be constructed in two phases. The current phase has been implemented to the rate of 98% in Congo and 80% in Cameroon, and is scheduled to be completed by December 2015. Phase II, which is the focus of this project, is a continuation of Phase I, entails finalizing road works not scheduled under Phase 1 in order to have a fully paved highway linking Brazzaville to Yaoundé by 2020. The estimated total project cost is UA 302.190 million, and this phase will be implemented between 2016 and 2019 (four years).

Project Objectives

The Project's sector objective is to enhance the efficiency of the road transport subsector in order to boost economic and social development and regional integration in the ECCAS area. Hence, it facilitates the implementation of the Central African Consensual Transport Master Plan (PDCT-AC) whose priorities include ensuring, in the short term, that there are reliable and permanent connections between the national capitals of the sub-region. The project's specific objective is to improve the service level of the transport logistical chain along the Brazzaville - Yaoundé highway to boost trade and enhance the communities' living conditions within the project area. The project comprises the following six components: (i) Road works; (ii) Ancillary infrastructure; (iii) Transport facilitation; (iv) Transport sector studies and institutional support; (v) Biodiversity support; and (vi) Project management. These components stem from the detailed technical studies conducted under the current Phase 2, which were updated in 2014 with financing from the two countries.


The project's direct beneficiaries are road users and communities within the project area (Sangha District in northern Congo and the south and south-east regions of Cameroon). The project is expected to facilitate the movement of persons and goods between the two countries, and also open up access to localities with high economic potential in northern Congo (agriculture, mining, timber,etc.) and south-eastern Cameroon. Furthermore, it will cut general transport costs and improve the living conditions for communities along the project road.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-167
Last Update 05 Dec 2020


Contact Details

Name MORE NDONG Pierre-Simon

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
6.46504 12.62843 Tibati
2.93333 11.98333 Sangmélima
2.7 13.28333 Mintom I
6.41667 14.21667 Meidougou
2.21667 13.81667 Mbalam
2.28333 13.33333 Lélé
3.5 13.75 Departement du Haut-Nyong
2.66667 12.66667 Djoum
2.75 12.91667 Département du Dja-et-Lobo
6 12.5 Cameroon