22, September 2016
Members of the Inter-ministerial committee on railway infrastructure have met to evaluate the first five year plan to renew part of the French Cameroon’s railways secure level crossing and acquire new wagons and Locomotives. During the 25th session, chaired by the Minister of Transport, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, it was revealed that 4 cranes and 8 scanners have been acquired and are already in use in Douala, Yaounde, Belabo, and Ngaoundere. Nothing was mentioned about the Kumba-Mbanga lines or prospects of linking the North West region to the West with rails.
It was also disclosed that 150km of railway between Batchenga and Sa’a, have been renovated. The 5 year plan also targets the rehabilitation of the Yaounde North, Yaounde South and Douala entry ways. These projects to modernize French speaking Cameroon’s railways will enable the sector play a crucial role during the upcoming major international sports events, the 2016 and 2019 Africa cup of Nations.
The International Committee on Railway Infrastructure has as mission to follow-up investment programs renovations and development of railway infrastructure.