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                Trunk Road N° 15
Batschenga(50km,NorthYaoundé)-Yoko-Sangbe-Tiati-Mambal Lewa- Beka - Ngaoundéré
557 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° 16
Loum - Kumba - Mbok - Ekondo-Titi
It 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° 17
Sangmélima - Mengong - Gabon border
It’s a dirt road of 182 km long.
Trunk Road N° 18
Belabo - Bouam
The 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 regional metropolis of the East Region.
SAFEGUARDING EXISTING HERITAGE
It consists in maintaining the road network in such a manner to ensure its sustainability and ser- viceability. In this context, rural roads are of key
importance. The new strategy for the maintenance of rural roads (NSMRR) allows the intervention of devolved units in the maintenance of rural roads and a greater involvement of beneficiary popula- tions. The strategy is different from the policy implemented 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 collection of products and produces and their transport to periodical markets and urban cen- tres, as well as the supply of countryside in consumption products and agricultural and indus- trial inputs. They ensure continuity of the main net- work.
ROAD HERITAGE PROTECTION
The road network protection system has been established since 1996 in accordance with Law N0 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 WEIGHING
Road 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. About twenty fixed or mobile weighing stations are responsible for doing it.
 An increasingly maintained road network
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