Road Construction: World Bank Reviews Funded Projects
Nicolas Peltier, Director of Transport for Central and West Africa at the World Bank held an audience with the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi over the weekend.
Some three key road infrastructure projects financed by the World Bank have come under review in Yaounde. Nicolas Peltier, Director of Transport for Central and West Africa at the World Bank held an audience with the Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Friday December 7, 2018. Both personalities used the audience to assess the level of execution of construction works on the Babadjou-Bamenda, Maroua-Mora and Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri roads.
After the audience, Nicolas Peltier told reporters that there were so many positive results of the World Bank-funded projects in execution in Cameroon. “We intend accelerating the rate of execution as we looked at modalities to reinforce our partnership so that we are more efficient. Our approach is result-oriented,” he said.
According to the Bretton Woods official, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire are the most privileged countries in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa in terms of investments of the World Bank Group. Nicolas Peltier disclosed that between now and the end of the year, they shall make disbursements for certain programmes of the World Bank’s portfolio in Cameroon.
Officials of the Ministry of Public Works told Cameroon Tribune that work will soon resume on the 52km Babadjou-Bamenda road. The project had been executed at 13.5 per cent before it was halted due to insecurity and the occupation of project sites. The hurdles are now said to have been sorted out. Already at 70.54 per cent to the execution deadline, as at November 30, 2018, certain works on the Babadjou-Bamenda road construction project have been handled. Some critical spots on the road have been maintained, the central base of the public works firm put in place, grading and terracing carried out, amongst others.
For the Mora-Dabanga-Kousseri road, work by the Military Engineering Corps has resumed after a six-month delay said to have been caused by heavy downpour. The execution rate now stands at 52 per cent. The project entails paving the 205 km road subdivided into three stretches. The project will also see the construction of boreholes, classrooms, markets, community halls, amongst others, for communities along the road. The project costs FCFA 65.687 billion.
The 62 km Maroua-Mora road is also being made easily motorable with funds from the World Bank.
- 22 sept. 2021 12:20
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