Cameroon: Bringing all modes of transport together
Cameroon counts on CPCS to elevate the country’s multimodal transport strategy to the next level.
Cameroon has a bold vision: to be an emerging economy by 2035. But to get there, the Central African country has to revamp and integrate its modes of transport from the ground up.
Cameroon has recently invested CFA fr 35 billion in transport for the following projects:
- Extend its road network and improve maintenance
- Enlarge and update its rail network
- Increase the number of airports in service
- Expand the reach and capacity of its water transportation
- Integrate the transportation infrastructure
“The government has published several master plans in the road, port and rail sectors recently,” says Christian Éleazard, legal expert at CPCS. “But these plans don’t tell us how these methods of transport play off each other.”
Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Works saved this task for CPCS — known for their solutions for growing economies.
What we’re doing
CPCS is responsible for a highly comprehensive report that integrates all transport sectors together. Beyond harmonizing these sectors, CPCS is also looking to include an investment strategy to build, finance and maintain the overall transportation infrastructure.
The CPCS way to deliver the S2ITM:
- Collect macroeconomic data on all the relevant transport sectors
- Conduct technical, economic, financial, and commercial assessments on these sectors
- Design an integrated multimodal strategy drawing from data and the above assessments
- Study public-private partnership arrangements to inform the investment program
- Evaluate the staff working in these sectors
- Train local employees to manage and develop the new multimodal transport system
This strategic document will serve as the bedrock for the wider integration initiative and drive future developments regarding integrated multimodal transportation in Cameroon.