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184LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUNThe three-year emergency plan implemented by the Government for the period 2015-2018 in order to boost the growth and the public invest- ment budget among others, keeps the Far-North region foremost in their priorities. The third com- ponent of the development debt-relief contract (C2D) between France and Cameroon signed in June 2016 in Yaounde gives over 400 billion FCFA to the region alone.As part of the spatial planning, many projects were carried out in the recent years in the Far- North. These include:• Completion of the frontier kit of Damboré, Logone-and-Chari Division at a cost of225 million FCFA; and construction of frontier kit of Dana, Mayo-Danay Division at a cost of 173 million FCFA;• Emergency work to strengthen the dykes on the Logone River and Maga dam at a cost of 3.982 billion FCFA;• Technical studies for the construction of a road embankment along the Logone River between Gobo, Mayo-Danay Division and Kousserie, Logone-and-Chari Division at a cost of one billion FCFA;• Studies to protect the banks of the Chari and Elbeid rivers, the hydro-agricultural improvements and making of access roads at a cost of one bil- lion FCFA;• Implementation of the emergency project for fight against flooding in the Far-North Region (PULCI) at a cost of 54 billion CFA francs;• Construction of the Fotokol border market, Logone-and-Chari Division at a cost of one billion FCFA;• Works to strengthen the banks on Kousseri for one billion FCFA;• Drinking water supply works in the city of Mindif, 779 million FCFA cost.Considering completed or ongoing projects, it appears that the organization of the Cameroonian space is still experiencing socio- economic disparities and major regional imba- lances at various levels: population, infrastruc- ture, public and private investment, etc. Therefore, spatial planning becomes one of the major concerns of the State whose most striking achievement is the real implementation of major structuring projects across the country.The operationalization of decentralization, imple- mentation of the new guidelines of the agricultu- ral policy after the Agricultural Show in Ebolowa in 2011, real startup of a development pro- gramme for growth sectors, development of bor- der areas, etc., are as many projects you need to bring completion.The major challenges for the coming years there- fore seem obvious: ensuring the best distribution possible of wealth throughout the territory; establi- shing local conditions and mechanisms that promote the development of agricultural and fishing activities; correcting regional inequalities by supporting disadvantaged regions; preserving environmental and cultural wealth from possible attacks.Works to strengthen some rivers’ dykes are in progress

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