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Cameroon's South-South Emergence 2035: Yaounde-Nsimalen highway construction very slow

An inter-ministerial steering committee chaired by the Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Jean Claude Mbwentchou has visited the construction site of the Yaounde-Nsimalen highway to assess the evolution work. During the visit on 10th September 2015, the Minister Urban Development and Housing and that of Public Works, Patrice Amba Salla deplored the slow evolution of work.

They realised that the work which started in July 2014 and scheduled to end in 2019, has not reached up to 20 per cent of completion. The head of the control mission argued that the swampy nature of the area has delayed the works. 

He explained that due to the position of the embankment, they will need to do some extra work for two months before continuing with the initial construction work. A technician at the site mentioned that another problem was the construction of the Mefou bridge which he said may be moved to another area. After the visit, the steering committee also visited a construction site in Toutouli, a village in the Yaounde IV Council.

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