|Approval Date||21 Oct 2015|
|Signature Date||17 Dec 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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).
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.
African Development Bank
MINISTERE A LA PRESIDENCE CHARGE DE L'AMENAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE ET DE LA DELEGATION AUX GRANDS TRAVAUX
|Last Update||05 Dec 2020|
|Name||MORE NDONG Pierre-Simon|
|2.7 13.28333||Mintom I|
|3.5 13.75||Departement du Haut-Nyong|
|2.75 12.91667||Département du Dja-et-Lobo|