YAOUNDE, Feb. 3 — Officials of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea said Saturday that they have agreed on plans to construct a bridge to link both countries.
“It is an integrating project that establishes the possibility of movement between the two countries. Once this project is realized, we will have another possibility of traveling by land through Cameroon and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea,” Paul Tasong, Cameroonian ministerial delegate from the Ministry of Economy Planning and Regional Development, told reporters.
At the end of the day, the agreement was reached during a meeting in Cameroon’s commercial capital Douala between delegations led by Tasong and Baltasar Engonga Edjo, Equatorial Guinean minister in charge of regional integration.
According to the agreement, the bridge will be constructed over the Ntem River, on the corridor linking Kribi, Campo in Cameroon and Bata in Equatorial Guinea.
A memorandum of understanding will be signed between both countries on March 15, officials said.
The Economic Community of Central African States will oversee the construction work that is expected to begin this year.