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    Government borrows 29.6 Billion FRS to build bridge between Cameroon and Chad. Here are the reasons why:

    The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, signed on April 13, 2018, a decree authorizing Alamine Ousmane Mey, the Minister of the Economy, to sign with the African Development Bank (ADB) two loan agreements to the total of 29.6 billion FCFA.

    The first agreement covers an envelope of 33.32 million euros (21.860 billion FCFA) and the second on 9.73 million euros (7.790 billion FCFA).

    These funds represent partial funding for the Logone River bridge construction project between the cities of Yagoua in Cameroon and Bongor in Chad.

    The laying of the first stone of the 2nd bridge to connect Cameroon to Chad (after the Nguéli bridge between Kousseri and Ndjamena), including the localities of Yagoua and Bongor, should take place in June 2018.

    The ADB announced in December 2017, it will release a total of 66 million euros for the bridge linking Cameroon and Chad.

    The future bridge between Yagoua and Bongor will cost about 92 billion FCFA, 58% to be financed by the State of Cameroon, against 42% for the Chadian state.

    This infrastructure is one of the major integrating projects currently underway in the CEMAC zone, alongside the extension project of the Cameroonian railway to Chad, and the construction of the Sangmélima (Cameroon) -Ouesso (Congo) road. .

    620 meters long, the bridge construction, which will last four years, would simplify the lives of some 2,200 people who cross the river every day.

    It would avoid cases of drowning between the two banks estimated today at 70 people per year, according to the ADB.

    In addition to the construction of the bridge, 14 km of road between the Cameroonian city of Yagoua and the Logone River would be tarred.

    A stretch of equivalent distance from the Chadian side to the city Bongor, as well will be tarred.

    There will be rehabilitation of several socio-economic infrastructures as well.
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