Ghana: Vice President Bawumia Cuts Sod for 100km Kumasi Inside Metropolis Roads
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday, March 25, 2022 unfold a shovel of sand at Kwadaso within the Ashanti Area to sign the start of the development of 145 totally different roads within the Area.
The development works which cowl a complete of 100km is beneath the Kumasi Metropolis Inside Roads challenge and would profit Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies equivalent to Asokwa, Kwadaso, Oforikrom,New Tafo, Suame,Mampongand Effiduase.
Manhyia, Bantama, Nhyiaeso and Subin, all sub-metros throughout the Kumasi Metro, would additionally profit from the challenge
The projectis anticipated to be accomplished in 30 months.
Building of the Kumasi Inside Metropolis roads is a part of the Sinohydro Grasp Mission Assist Settlement (MPSA), signed in 2018 between the Authorities of Ghana and the Peoples Republic of Chinato deal with the infrastructure challenges within the nation.
Beneath Part 1 of the Settlement, a complete of 441km roads and two interchanges are to be constructed in Heaps.
The brand new street works complement ongoing development being undertaken in Kumasi by Contracta UK, captured beneath the Rehabilitation and Auxiliary Infrastructure of Kumasi Inside Ring Highway and Adjoining Streets – Part 1, for which sod was reduce in 2019. The challenge is 96% full and will probably be commissioned by the top of the second quarter, based on the contractor.
Talking on the ceremony, Vice President, Dr Bawumia reiterated Authorities dedication to construct infrastructure initiatives and improve the prevailing ones within the nation by way of Sinohydro Grasp Mission Assist Settlement.
“As normal, the critics stated the Sinohydro Settlement would by no means see the sunshine of day. However right this moment we’re all witnesses to ongoing works throughout the nation, together with many within the Ashanti area. These initiatives have been programmed to begin in phases and, right this moment, we’re witnessing the flip of the Kumasi Inside Metropolis roads,” he stated
He added that different street initiatives being undertaken inside Kumasi, in addition to the Ashanti Area, embody the completion of asphalt overlay of 227 km of roads in Kumasi and the Ashanti Area; the Kumasi Roads and Drainage Extension Mission, which incorporates the upgrading of the Lake Highway right into a twin carriageway.
He stated reconstruction of the 30km Anwiankwanta-Obuasi Highway is 85% full whereas the upgrading of the Dompoase-Aputuogya Highway is 80% full.
“Along with the Kumasi Inside Metropolis Roads, different initiatives beneath Part 1 of the MPSA which are at varied levels of completion embody Building of the PTC Interchange in Takoradi, which is the primary interchange within the western components of our nation; and upgrading of chosen city roads in Sunyani and Berekum Inside Metropolis Roads,” he added.
These initiatives, that are financed and executed beneath this Sinohydro Settlement, will go a good distance in enhancing intra-urban, regional and nationwide visitors flows, he famous.
He stated it will additionally strengthen regional financial integration by way of commerce and cut back the price of doing enterprise in Ghana.
On his half, the Minister for Roads and Highways, MrKwasi Amoako-Atta, assured that individuals who could be affected by the initiatives could be adequately compensated.