Multinational - Lake Chad Basin Regional Road Network Integration Project - Construction of a Bridge over the Logone between Yagoua (Cameroon) and Bongor (Chad)


Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Dec 2017
Signature Date 07 Mar 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 17,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project consists of the construction of a cross-border bridge over the River Logone between the locality of Yagoua in Cameroon’s Far North Region and the riverside Bongor area in the Republic of Chad. The estimated length of the bridge is 620 m between the abutment axes, with a dual carriageway 7m wide and two sidewalks of 1.5m. Besides the construction of the bridge and access roads, there are ancillary works, consisting essentially of socio-economic facilities for the management of the bridge to be built (border post and annex buildings; signage facilities, weighing stations etc.); and enhancing the positive impacts of the project and mitigating its negative impacts. The enhancement actions concern: (i) support to the integration of canoe operators; (ii) rehabilitation of schools and health centres; (iii) rehabilitation of 2 health centres; (iv) construction of three (3) animal loading ramps; (v) providing drinking-water boreholes; (vi) irrigation facilities and (vii) equipment supply to women's associations.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to improve the Lake Chad Basin region’s transport system, thus contributing to the development and economic competitiveness of the two countries' cross-border areas. The sector objective is to improve the transport logistical chain by creating a new transit route between the two countries.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of the project are the populations bordering two banks of the Logone. Special attention is paid to income-generating activities and job creation for young people and women, the construction of local markets, health centers, classrooms and the development of agricultural production areas. In addition to its direct impact on users and residents of surrounding villages, the bridge is expected to unlock economic potential in the agriculture, timber and mineral sectors in northern Cameroon and southwestern Chad.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
Cellule de suivi et de l'exécution des projets BAD/BM (CSEPR)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-203
Last Update 18 Oct 2020

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Contact Details

Name MORE NDONG Pierre-Simon
Email p.morendong@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational