Part of a 312-kilometre road from Cameroon to Congo has been commisioned, though the ambitious project to link the southeast of Cameroon to the north of Congo is still many months from completion.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso recently inagurated the newly finished section from Kette, north of Brazzaville, to Sembe, which is still more than 140 kilometers from the Cameroonian border, in the most significant progress in the works.
Jean-Jacques Bouya, the Congolese Minister of Spatial Planning and Delegate General for Major Projects announced that the construction of the second part from Sembe to Cameroon will begin immediately to link the two neighbors.
The entire project will cost 250 billion francs and is funded by loans from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Japanese International Cooperation, and the Louis Berger Group.
Cameroon and Congo agreed to build the road in 2005.