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Cameroon : AFDB Grants 15.8 Billion FCFA to Combat Floods in Yaounde

The Minister of Economy, Alamine Ousmane Mey, and the African Development Bank  Group's Director General for the Central African region,…

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The Minister of Economy, Alamine Ousmane Mey, and the African Development Bank  Group’s Director General for the Central African region, Serge Nguessan, signed two financing agreements on September 20th 2022.

One of the agreements, worth 15.8 billion F, will enable the implementation of the Yaounde City Rainwater Sanitation Project , which is designed to combat flooding in the city centre of the Cameroonian capital. Specifically, in addition to allowing the management of solid waste, which often clogs the drains, the AfDB funding will allow the construction of a flood control basin. This is a basin that will reduce the water level in the Mfoundi river bed during flood periods (increase in flow and water height).

The Pcady is the third flood control project in the city of Yaounde that the government and the AfDB are implementing. Indeed, the pan-African financial institution has already financed phases 1 and 2 of the Yaounde City Sanitation Project (Pady 1 and 2), which have not yet succeeded in putting an end to flooding in the city centre of the Cameroonian capital.

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