China suspends funding of Yaounde-Douala highway

Construction works on the Yaounde-Douala road network has been suspended. Media reports say the road contract is facing some financing…

Construction works on the Yaounde-Douala road network has been suspended.

Media reports say the road contract is facing some financing constraints due to the suspension of funding by Eximbank China. The highway was estimated to cost of US$473.3 million including a 68km linking the two cities as well as an additional 23km of link roads. The contract suspension reports say is due to Cameroonian authorities’ option to increase the speed limit on the highway from 100km/h planned by the Chinese designers to 110km/h in line with French speed limits.

 

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