The construction of the Carrefour Obala interchange on Yaoundé-Bafoussam-Babadjou road at the Obala Crossroads in the Lekié Department, Central Region of Cameroon is taking shape.
During his site visit recently, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, the Minister of Public Works congratulated the project team led by CGCOC Group Co., Ltd. formerly known as CGC Overseas Construction Group Co., Ltd, for the work carried out so far in accordance with the guidelines and plan provided.
The Carrefour Obala interchange is a part of the first lot of the rehabilitation of the 241 km Yaoundé-Bafoussam-Babadjou road. Expected to be delivered by September 2021, this lot includes the construction of 63.75 kilometers of road connecting Ebebda Bridge to the Kalong locality, a rest stop, weighing station, and urban road planning in Obala, Monatele, Ombessa, and Bafia cities.
At the end of his visit, Minister Nganou Djoumessi encouraged the construction team to continue working in the same momentum so as to deliver the construction site as planned.
Noteworthy, technical studies with a view to expanding the Obala interchange track to Nkozoa at the west entrance of Yaoundé are underway.
An overview of Yaoundé-Bafoussam-Babadjou road rehabilitation project
This project is a component of the second phase of the transport sector support program that also includes the development of the Bogo-Pouss and Grand Zambi-Kribi roads, for overall financing of close to US$ 538.5M distributed between the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, the Bank of Central African States and the State of Cameroon.
In addition to the first lot (the Ebebda-Kalong section), the Yaoundé-Bafoussam-Babadjou road rehabilitation project has two more lots. The second lot (Kalong-Tonga section) is 67 km long and is being carried out by Sinohydro, while the third and the last lot (Tonga-Bafoussam-Babadjou section) is 110.242 km long and is carried out by China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group CO.LTD.