Akufo-Addo launches $1.5 billion Sinohydro Roads Projects today

President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to cut sod for the Tamale Interchange project today, marking the official commencement of the $1.5 billion roads initiatives under the $ 2 billion Government of Ghana and Sinohydro Master Project Agreement.

The sod cutting ceremony is expected to take place at the Jubilee Park, beginning from 9:00am.

When completed, the Tamale Interchange would be the first of its kind in the northern part of Ghana.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to join the President at the Jubilee Park in commissioning the project.

The Master Project Support Agreement between the Government of Ghana and Sinohydro of China was reached in 2017.

It was later approved by Parliament, and two sets of contracts, were laid before Parliament.

The two contracts were the “Engineering Procurement Construction contracts (EPC), Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA).

Under the first tranche, a number of roads have been earmarked for construction.

Under phase one of the deal, there are to be 84 kilometre Accra inner city roads, 100km Kumasi inner city roads, Tamale Interchange Project, PTC Roundabout Interchange Project in Takoradi and 14km Adenta-Dodowa dual carriageway would be undertaken.

Other projects include 39km Sunyani inner city roads, 32.19km Western Region and Cape Coast inner city roads, upgrading of selected feeder roads in Ashanti and Western Regions, rehabilitation of a 38km Oda-Ofoase-Abirem Road, construction of a 66.40km Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodo-Papasu Road, totaling 441.59 kilometres.

For the Accra inner city roads, Ga North – Trobu, is expected to get 19.03km, a 23.7km road for Ga Central–Anyaa Sowutoum, Ga East-Dome Kwabenya, 21.70km, Ledzokuku–Teshie 11.3km, Nanakrom–Santo 8.0km.

Beneficiaries of the Kumasi inner city roads include Manyhia sub-Metro, which will get 11km road, Suame sub-Metro, 9.45km, Tafo-Pankrono sub-Metro, 9.79km; Asokwa sub-Metro, 9.91km; Kwadaso sub-Metro, 6.29km; Oforikrom sub-Metro 7.43km; Subin sub-Metro, 8.98km; Nhyiaeso sub-Metro 7.00km; Bantama sub-Metro, 10.00km; Asante Mampong, 20.15km.

In Cape Coast, three roads at Akotokyir, six roads in Amamoma area, seven roads at Abura New Community and three roads near the Polytechnic Area would be constructed.

For the Western Region, there is going to be the construction of Apawusika Road and links; a 10.19km road for Prestea.

Some selected feeder roads in the Ashanti and Western Regions, according to the Minister, include a 7.2km Achiase-Wansamere–Awisasu Junction.

Feeder roads; 4km Mpasatia-Town roads; 4.5km Nyinahin-Adupri feeder road; Nyinahin – Sereso, Timpon–Achiase junction feeder road, 29.7km; 4.1km Nyinahin town roads; 1.5km Nyinahin Market junction -Pentecost Church feeder road, 14km Nyinahin-Kyekyewere feeder road; 3km Kessekrom-Adiembra feeder road.

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