Cameroon – Chad Railway Project Kicks Off, As Both Sides Signs Aide-Momoire

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The Government of Cameroon and that of Chad have signed an aide-memoire with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to extend the railway network linking Ngaoundere in Cameroon and Djamena in Chad.

Cameroon’s Minister of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebe’e Ngo’o oversaw the signing ceremony this 18th July 2017.

The signing paves the way for feasibility studies ahead of the construction of the railway linking both towns.

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The Director General of Cooperation and Regional Integration, Charles Assamba Ongondo who signed for Cameroon explains that the three signatories previously worked with the Cameroon – Chad Railway Commission to map- out feasibilty studies for the project.

He explains that the document will be submitted to the board of AfDB for scrutiny.

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Minister Edgard Alain Mebe’e Ngo’o on his part said that the aide-memoire is an important step towards the realisation of the project.

The project is a 900km railway extension line linking Cameroon and Chad. It will undoubtably enhance regional intergration owing to the flow of people and goods. The finance package is estimated at about 5000 billion CFAF.

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