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Concerning the Programme for the Development of Urban Transport Infrastructures, 27,155 km of urban paved roads have been built and rehabili- tated in about ten cities and work is continuing in some thirty cities. Among other projects, we should point out: the actual start of the construc- tion of the access road to the General-purpose Stadium in Olembé; the work coming under the first phase of the Three-Year Emergency Plan, the urgently rehabilitation of some structuring roads in Yaoundé; the work of the Yaoundé-Nsimalen road construction, rural road section.AMBITIOUS PROSPECTSAlthough the 2015 appraisal is satisfactory in many respects, the MINHDU intends to go further. Doing more to transform Cameroonian cities positi- vely, qualitatively and quantitatively. Continuing or completing major structuring projects in the areas of Housing and Roads, etc. In fact, the authorities wish for the country a balanced urban framework.In concrete terms, the 2016 roadmap of the MINHDU provides, inter alia, for: the continua- tion of construction work on the access road to the General-purpose Stadium at Olembé, Yaoundé; the carrying out of studies for the rehabilitation and / or construction of access roads to stadiums and hospital and hotel facilities in Douala, Limbe, Buea, Bafoussam, Garoua and Foumban for the 2019 AFC African Cup of Nations.As regards the Three-year Emergency Plan: we have the continuation of the rehabilitation works on the structuring roads in Douala and Yaoundé for a res- pective length of 63.75 km and 50.13 km, as well as the rehabilitation of 2142 light points; the conti- nued construction of 100 social housing and asso- ciated urban facilities in Ebolowa, and the actualstart of similar operations in Bamenda and Bafoussam; the finalization of the files for the construction of 500 housing units in the other regio- nal headquarters (apart from Douala and Yaoundé).Specifically on housing, the prospects include: the start of construction work for 900 houses in the “Cité des Cinquantenaires” (Housing estates of the Fiftieth Anniversaries) in Douala; the finalization of the business plan and the start of works of the “Cité des Cinquantenaires” at Djoungolo in Yaoundé for the construction of 800 housing units; The conti- nuation of the construction of housing units with Chinese cooperation in Limbe and the start of work in Bafoussam, Sangmélima and Bamenda (100 housing units per city); the completion of the construction of the 1675 social housing units at Olembé in Yaoundé and Mbanga-Bakoko in Douala, as well as those of hahitability within the framework of the government programme for the construction of social housing; the completion of the construction of 640 housing by the internatio- nal firm COFFOR; the continuation of the construc- tion of social housing in local materials at Olembé in Yaoundé; the creation of an urban centre in Nkozoa (the outskirts of Yaoundé); The construction of the Municipal housing estates with the assis- tance of the CFC and FEICOM; the stimulation of the promotion for private property development.Concerning the road and sanitation works, we should mention: the effective start of works (in Garoua, Bafoussam and Bertoua) for the construction of urban infrastructures within the fra- mework of the urban C2D regional capitals; the effective start of work to enhance tourist and eco- nomic value of the municipal lake and the deve- lopment of the Mingoa valley in Yaoundé; the rehabilitation work funded by the Road Fund for secondary roads in about thirty cities n1. Minister Jean Claude Mbwentchou on November 2016 during the second edition of the campaign “I am a city changer”LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN199

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