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Trunk Road N° 15Batschenga (50 km, North Yaoundé) – Yoko – Sangbé – Tiati – Mambol –Lewa –Beka –Ngaoundéré557 km in all, it’s the shortest way from the nor- thern part of Yaoundé to the Adamawa conside- red to be the Cameroon water tower, also quite rich in bauxite. Most certainly, the Adamawa has become an area with prospects.Trunk Road N° 16Loum- Kumba-Mbok-Ekondo TitiIt is an entire dirt road of 153 km. It runs unto great palm groves and goes alongside the coast. Soil instability in this area reminds you their swampy nature, especially that the area expe- riences great rainfalls.Trunk Road N° 17Sangmélima-Mengong-Gabon borderIt’s a dirt road of 182 km long.Trunk Road N° 18Belabo-BouamThe road services the Belabo railway station and makes its way to Bertoua. At the level of Bouam (25 km away from Bertoua) the trunk road N° 18 is relayed by the trunk road N° 1, which makes its way to the large regional centre of the East Region.SAFEGUARDING EXISTING HERITAGEIt consists in maintaining the road network in such a manner to ensure its sustainability and serviceability. In this context, rural roads are of key importance.Rural roads serve the countryside and plantationsThe new strategy for the maintenance of rural roads (NSERR) allows the intervention of devol- ved units in the maintenance of rural roads and a greater involvement of beneficiary populations. The strategy is different from the policy implemen- ted in the overall network by the fact that it is community-geared and decentralized.Roads are the way to relieve villages, farms and industrial areas from isolation by enabling the col- lection of products and produces and their trans- port to periodical markets and urban centres, as well as the supply of countryside in consumption products and agricultural and industrial inputs. They ensure continuity of the main network.ROAD HERITAGE PROTECTIONThe road network protection system has been established since 1996 in accordance with Law N° 96/07 on 3 April 1996. It develops through the following 3 main lines:• Load control on asphalted roads through road weighing operations;• Control of the limitation of movement in times of rain on dirt roads at rain gates, as well as the fight against acts of incivility.ROAD WEIGHINGRoad weight is a technical operation meant to control the compliance with standards relating to authorized loaded weight and axle load for any vehicle having a total laden weight of over 3.5 tons. Twenty fixed or mobile weighing stations are responsible for doing it.LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN161

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