Cameroon’s plans for asphalt road surfacing

Cameroon’s key plans for asphalt road surfacing
Asphalt milling, paving & compaction / February 27, 2024 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Cameroon will improve its road network by increasing the length of paved roads in the country, paving many of the dirt roads in rural areas – image courtesy of © Thomas Pozzo Di Borgo|

Cameroon is setting out plans to surface 6,000km of roads. The work forms part of the Cameroon Government’s National Development Strategy 2020-2030 (SND30).

Paving roads with asphalt will be costly and it is not clear as yet how the programme will be financed. But the work will boost connectivity, especially to rural areas and the underdeveloped north of the country. A consultancy process will be undergone with local firms in Cameroon before the first asphalt plant is purchased and before the tender processes are instigated.

This follows from the announcement that Cameroon's Ministry of Public Works is looking to set a budget of close to US$960 million for road works in 2024, a significant increase from the $828.5 million in 2023.