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Southwest: Cameroon and Nigeria now linked by a 408m bridge

Southwest: Cameroon and Nigeria now linked by a 408m bridge

Paru le vendredi, 17 septembre 2021 11:42

The construction of the bridge over the Cross River to link Cameroon to Nigeria is completed. The 408 m long infrastructure is extended by 800 m of access road on the Cameroon side and 400m on the Nigeria side.

Located in the district of Eyumodjok, the bridge required an investment of more than CFA21 billion provided by Cameroon and Nigeria with support from the African Development Bank and the European Union. Construction works began in 2017 and was led by Chinese CGCOC.

According to the Ministry of Public Works (Mintp), this work is part of the Transport Facilitation Program on the Bamenda-Mamfe-Abakaliki-Enugu corridor, which is part of the Lagos-Mombassa Trans-African Highway. The program also includes a national component with the completion of the asphalting of the Bamenda-Mamfe-Ekok sections (198 km) and a regional component with the construction and equipping of a Single Border Control Post at Mfum.

“The Bridge over the Cross River is built to bring closer two brotherly countries, Nigeria and Cameroon, in the aftermath of the Greentree Agreement. This deal established the need for these two countries to live together harmoniously," said the public works minister Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi.

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