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Cameroon: Bamenda-Babadjou Road, Works Nearing Completion

Work on this 17km stretch is at 92% complete, with 14km of asphaltic concrete laid, according to a progress report…

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Work on this 17km stretch is at 92% complete, with 14km of asphaltic concrete laid, according to a progress report made last December 26 by the ministry of Public Work.

According to the Ministry of Public Works regarding the road network linking Bamenda in the North West region to Babajou in the West region, the subgrade covers the entire 17 km stretch, the base course is 16.700 km long, the gravel asphalt is 16.6 km long, the impregnation is 16.6 km long, the T2+CS2 curbs are 2.500km long, and the concrete trenches are 14.9 km long. All these combined makes the project to be completed by 92%.

Bun’s, the company in charge of the work, is in the process of completing the installation of the last scupper. 40% of the work to develop certain local roads on this first section has been completed, corresponding to 10.5km/10.5km of right-of-way clearance and 9km/10.5km of earthworks.

Launched in 2017, work on this road was halted on 14 January 2021, following an attack by armed secessionists from the North-West. The company Sogea Satom, which won the contract at the time, withdrew from the project citing a case of force majeure related to the security situation in the project area. It is supported by the World Bank which is providing a total of 192 million US dollars (113 billion CFA francs).

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