The project consists of the rehabilitation and widening of 20km of the RN3 road, between the port of Douala and Yaoundé, Cameroon. This road is overloaded under the growing heavy and lighter urban short-distance traffic, with adverse effects on the pedestrians and two-wheel safety and environment. This situation will deteriorate with the implementation of the CEMAC Regional Transport and Transit Facilitation Program. The AFD loan agreement with the Government for EUR 60m was signed on 10 February 2011. The contract for the execution of the upgrading works on the Douala Eastern Access was signed in September 2013. The request for services for works was signed in November 2013 leading to the start of works in February 2014. The works are scheduled to last 30 months and to be completed by mid-2016.
The EU-AITF grant has been used as an interest rate subsidy for the AFD project Access to Douala. The interest rate subsidy is a EUR 5,700,000 (5,674,673) subsidy, which corresponds to a 1% interest rebate. As at December 2015, a total amount of almost EUR 4,0m has been used.