The African Development Bank has approved $190m for road construction projects to link the African countries of Congo and Cameroon.

The project involves work on Ketta-Djoum Road and the Brazzaville-Yaoundé Transport Corridor Facilitation Project and includes a grant of $97m and a loan of $93m.

The total project will link Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Central African Republic through interconnecting highways and improve the economy in Northern Congo and in the South-eastern part of Cameroon.

Work on the 504.5km Ketta-Djoum road, which is a major link on the 1,612km Brazzaville-Yaoundé highway, involves building a completely paved corridor between the two capital cities and will be carried out in two phases.