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for an investment of nearly 3,100 billion CFAF. In addition, there’s an alumina and by-products channel of delivery from Alucam factory in Edéa.
THE RAILWAY NETWORK
The whole railway network in Cameroon is 1,245 km, part of which 1,016 km is main iron. In order to modernize Cameroon’s railway net- work, it is scheduled by 2040 to construct 1,600 km of railway, which conforms to interna- tional standards; it should link up the North, South, East and West. The network will have a 50-kg rail with 1,435-mm gauge. Another impro- vement includes double-track bridges and tun- nels. Great regions in Cameroon will all be inter- connected to the railway network, which will also link up the country to its neighbours (Chad, CAR, Nigeria...). Average speed of new engines will be 150 to 170 km for passenger trains, and 70 to 90 km for freight trains. The railway of the future revealed in the National Railway Master Plan will also offset the present limitations of the existing network. Constraints of using a single- track line will be quickly forgotten. The imple- mentation of these new methods will surely contri- bute towards making the railway transport a powerful lever of Cameroonian economy.
The Ngaoundere-N’djamena line is planned to be constructed
In the next years, the movement of goods and people between Cameroon and Chad will be done by train. The project for an extension of the Cameroonian railway from Ngaoundere to
The central railway station in Yaoundé
N’djamena, the Chad capital, took a step for- ward in June 2014 with the signing of the agree- ment creating the Cameroon/Chad Railway Committee. Documents were signed by Cameroonian Minister of Transport, Robert Nkili and Chad Minister of Infrastructures, Transport and Civil Aviation, Adoum Younousmi.
The agreement is the materialization of instruc- tions given by both the Presidents Paul Biya of Cameroon and Idriss Deby Itno from Chad on 22 and 23 May 2014 in Yaoundé during a wor- king visit the latter was carrying out on his coun- terpart’s invitation. Before construction work would take off on 31 December 2016 as sche- duled by the committee, feasibility studies should be done beforehand to determine the costs and final layout of the railway between the two cities. “The African Development Bank (ADB) and the Central African Development Bank (BDEAC) have already positioned themselves to fund construction works”.
AIR TRANSPORT
The Cameroonian government’s ambition since 2010 has been to place civil aviation among the models in Africa. In this walk towards excel- lence, some actions were carried out targeting institutional, infrastructural parts, not to mention the chapter of democratization of air transport.
Regarding the legislation today, Cameroon civil aviation has a new appearance with an up-to- date regulatory framework following promulga- tion of Law N° 2013/010 on 24 June 2013 on






















































































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