President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo Commissions A 900m Road Over Bridge At Afienya
December 6, 2022
The President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has commissioned a 900M Road Over Bridge at Afienya yesterday, outlining the importance of the project, he indicated that it is a multiple model transport network system involving roads, railways lines which will facilitate the haulage of cargo transportation and movement of people from the south to the northern part of the country.
The project he added will address transport imbalances between long transport and domestic freight movement from Tema to northwards and vice versa using the Volta Lake transport system. It will reduce container waiting time and improve the competitiveness of the Port and as well reduce the cost of doing business in the overall economy.
The Railway Minister Hon. Peter Amewu said the USD 447million India Exim Bank Loan Facility is constructed as part of a standard gauge rail line from Tema Port to Mpakadan in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region.
The project which started in 2018 is 99.6% complete and it is expected to be fully completed by the 1st quarter of 2023.
The project comprises:
Design and construction of a 97km standard gauge line from Tema Port to Mpakadan
35 bridge and drains
Passenger stations at Tema Industrial Area, Ashaiman, Tema Harbor,
Doryumu, Kordiabe, Juapong among other areas.
The DCE for Ningo Prampram Hon. Al Latiff Tetteh Amanor led a team of DCE’s and MCE’s district coordinating Directors, heads of department and staff of Ningo-Prampram to witness the commissioning, , he thanked all who came from far and near to commission this very important project which has come to ease the economic and transportation burden of people in his jurisdiction.
The occasion brought together traditional rulers of the various areas, regional ministers, MP for the area, Hon. Sam George, and Member of the Council of State Hon. E. T. Mensah.