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Paved Roads Progress in Cameroon: West Region Leads, East Lags Behind

Paved Roads Progress in Cameroon: West Region Leads, East Lags Behind

Paru le mercredi, 10 janvier 2024 11:03

The West region of Cameroon leads the country in road infrastructure, with 100% of its 338 km of national roads paved, according to data from the Ministry of Public Works (Mintp). It is the only region in the country to achieve this feat. The Littoral region follows closely, with 98% of its 332 km of national roads paved.

The Centre region, despite having the longest stretch of national roads at 1,145 km, has 90% of them paved. The Far North completes the top four, with 81% of its 467 km of roads paved.

The North-West region, although having the least dense network of national roads, has paved 48% of them. However, the Eastern region has the lowest rate of paved roads at 40%, despite having a total of 671 km of roads.

Other regions include the South with 68% of its 926 km of roads paved, the South-West and North both with 51% of their 471 km and 547 km of roads paved respectively, and Adamaoua with 49% of its 684 km of roads paved.

Overall, Cameroon has 5,824 km of national roads, with 62% of them paved. National roads, as per Cameroon's road nomenclature, are those that connect regional capitals to the capital, Yaoundé.

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