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contract (C2D) between France and Cameroon signed in June 2016 in Yaoundé gives over 400 billion FCFA to the region alone.
As part of the land use planning, many projects were carried out in recent years in the Far-North. These include:
• Completion of the frontier kit of Damboré, Logone-and-Chari Division at a cost of
225 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 billion 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;
Work to strengthen river banks in order to fight floods in the Far-North Region
• Work to strengthen the banks on Kousseri for one billion FCFA;
• Drinking water supply works in the city of Mindif, 779 million FCFA cost.
Given the projects completed or in progress, it appears that spatial planning in Cameroon still faces socio-economic disparities and major regional imbalances at various levels: population, infrastructure, public and private investment, etc. Therefore, land use planning becomes one of the major concerns of the State whose most striking achievement is the real implementation of major structuring pro- jects across the country.
The operationalization of decentralization, implementation of the new guidelines of agri- cultural policy after the Agricultural Show in Ebolowa in 2011, real startup of a develop- ment programme for growth sectors, develop- ment of border areas, etc., are as many pro- jects you need to bring completion.
The major challenges for the coming years the- refore seem obvious: ensuring the best distribu- tion possible of wealth throughout the territory; establishing local conditions and mechanisms that promote the development of agricultural and fishing activities; correcting regional ine- qualities by supporting disadvantaged regions; preserving environmental and cultural resources from possible attacks.

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