Improving Urban Road Network : Practical Modalities Examined

Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute chaired the 27th session of the National Road Board yesterday June 13, 2024.

Heavy traffic observed at the main entry points of big cities, caused by especially lorries transporting goods to neigbouring countries, is a concern to government, as it hinders general mobility. According to the last series of concertation meetings amongst stakeholders of the National Road Board, overloaded lorries contribute to the degrading nature of urban and inter-urban road networks, and also cause accidents which lead to the loss of human lives and property. Faced with the situation and determined to improve the road network so as to facilitate the transportation of goods and services on transit roads to neighbouring countries like Chad, Gabon and the Central Africa Republic, the Prime Minister, Head of Government Joseph Dion Ngute chaired the 27th session of the National Road Board on June 13, 2024 in the course of which practical modalities were examined. Deliberations centred on the theme; “Constructing bypass roads in major cities and their measures of financing,” with the Prime Minister instructing stakeholders of the Yaounde bypass road project to work in collaboration to accelerate its realisation. He also prescribed temporary measures to ease traffic in transit towns.
According to the Prime Minister, the session offers the opportunity to call on institutional actors on the necessity for the development of urban and bypass roads in major cities.
A total of four presentations were done at the meeting, starting with the Permanent Secretary of the National Road Board who presented the implementation rate of resolutions taken during the 26th session held on June 15, 2023. The Minister of State Property, Survey and ...


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