200 young Cameroonians to be employed on the Kumba-Mamfé road construction project starting in November
(Business in Cameroon) – According to reliable sources, the Kumba-Mamfé road construction project in South-West Cameroon is to launch in November. The local agency of the International Labour Organisation, which has been providing the Cameroonian government with technical support in the implementation of the “youth employment” aspect of the road works project, has said that some 200 youth residing in areas adjacent to the 147 km stretch of roadway will be employed.
Financed by the African Development Fund (ADF), the BDEAC and the Cameroonian government, the Kumba-Mamfé road will be built by two Chinese companies – China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) and Jiangsu Provincial Transportation Engineering Group for 54.6 billion FCFA.
From this total sum, the CCCC will pocket 32.6 billion FCFA for the first phase which will cover 100 km, while Jiangsu Provincial Transportation Engineering will receive 22 billion FCFA to build the 46.8 km of the second phase.
The Kumba-Mamfé will improve the already intense traffic between the South-West, and Coastal regions of Cameroon. It will also connect the future Limbé port (in the South-West) to the Nigerian state, Cross River.