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Cameroun - Mémorandum sur le secteur des transports : Planification des transports (French)

This report points out that the main transport routes have so far been largely a function of geographical and social characteristics of Cameroon. The main artery is the link of the trans-Camerounaise road / rail linking the North via Yaounde to Douala and the main road, connecting to Douala highlands of the West. Over the previous few years, investments have been mainly focused on the trans-Camerounais network, and the high technical standards adopted in the North region will now apply to the section of Yaoundé / Douala being improved. There is also a well developed road network that radiates from the main centers of economic activity and provides the most local traffic in the North, the area of Yaounde, Douala area and Bamileke area where the road network is the densest. This pattern of evolution has some weaknesses. It seems to focus on certain routes at the expense of other main roads, secondary and tertiary (feeder). This could be fixed by improving access roads to growing agricultural areas around Yaounde and to proceed with resurfacing the Bafoussam-Yaounde road. This transportation development was carried out according to a fairly simple plan and did not appear to require complex analysis. This explains why the transportation planning has evolved slowly. As usual, economic planning and transport planning in Cameroon closely associate public authorities, representatives of the economy, elected officials, representatives of local government and ministries. Initiated at the district, the preparation of the Plan is being gradually centralized in the National Committee of the Plan. This procedure thus establishes a balance between the different levels of government and between the local and national interests.

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  • Document Date

    1981/06/08

  • Document Type

    Staff Working Paper

  • Report Number

    3030

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    2

  • Country

    Cameroon,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2018/09/27

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Planification des transports

  • Keywords

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Cameroun - Mémorandum sur le secteur des transports : Planification des transports (French). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/596821493331115427/Planification-des-transports