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                 INTRODUCTION
Building and Public Work sub-sector has experien- ced a significant upturn after Cameroon had rea- ched the completion point of the HIPC initiative and subsequent reduction of the country's external debt. The government therefore has substantial financial resources to launch major structuring projects and generate growth and employment. In 2014, the building and civil engineering sub-sector grew by 10.8% and accounted for 3.2% of GDP. It contri- buted 0.3 point to growth. The work carried out in the sub-sector consisted in road construction, main- tenance and protection of road infrastructures, and the monitoring of the construction of public buil- dings and works according to standards.
The strategic objectives of roadworks are to increase by 2020 the fraction of paved roads to 17% and that of roads in good condition to 55% through the maintenance and protection of the existing road network.
BUILDING SECTOR
In 2016, the actions mainly focused on the control of the execution of the construction work of classrooms, lecture halls, and teaching and university administrative blocks. The projects for hydroelectric Dams construction continue, as well as those of public buildings. In 2017, civil constructions continued and were on:
• Memve'ele and Mékin transmission lines; • Social housing;
• Regional hospitals;
• The renovation and rehabilitation of the buil- dings of the Yaoundé and Douala General Hospitals;
• Classrooms, lecture halls, academic teaching and administrative blocks;
• Buildings (INS, MINPROFF, MINTP); • The Olembé and Japoma stadiums;
• The Yaoundé-Douala and YaoundéNsimalen highways;
• A second bridge on the Wouri;
• The hydroelectric dams of Mekin and
Memve'ele.
Besides, the renovation of the Yaoundé Conference Centre and the construction of the head office building of the CAA (Autonomous Reimbursement Fund) are completed.
ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE
In 2016, the density of asphalted network was 0.30 km per 1 000 inhabitants against 0.27 km in 2015, and the network in good surface condi-
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