Transportation in Cameroon

Rail transport

Reform on transport network in Cameroon has always been determined by the government, the government has privatised  the national railway network which has been granted to the private sector. A total of 1008 km of rail is used in Cameroon. Major rail towns are Douala, Yaounde, Kumba , Mbanga, Ngoundere etc.Very few areas are covered by the rail roads.

Sea transport

In the sea port sector new management structures were created in June 1999 and are currently being established and is been control immensely by the government.

The government has ensured that the new framework becomes fully operational and effective. With the effect of the Sea Port of Douala, the implementation of the action plan was adopted in December 1998, this was to reduce costs and port delays.

The main Port and harbor are found in Bonaberi, Douala, Garoua, Kribi, Tiko However,significant progress has been made in the establishment of the guichet unique, whichis a tax for port clearance procedures; this has been done by the assistance of international community. 

Road transport

 A total of 34,300 km of road with 4,288 km which is paved and 30,012 km unpaved according to 1999 statistics, however, there has been tremendous construction andmaintenance after this period. Both by the Ministry of Public Works (MINTP) and the Road Fund has the responsibility to finance the construction and the maintenance of  road, however, the government has reinforced technical expertise in this domain.

Air transport

Cameroon has two international airports, Douala and Yaounde respecively.The Douala international airport handels most of the air transport into the country. Douala is the economic nerve of the country and handel most of the  export and import of the country.