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Mar 20, 2012

Eastern Corridor road project commences

Mr. Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads and Highways says Work has started on the Eastern Corridor road project.

He said the 695-kilometre project starting from the Tema motorway roundabout to Kulungugu on the north-eastern border with Burkina Faso, has been packaged into seven, depending on its current condition.

Mr. Gidisu made this know at Kpassa during the commencement of the project during his three day tour of the region to inspect on-going road projects.

According to him, the two sections of the upgraded projects being funded by government, at a total cost of GH¢219,270,075.14 are being executed by two separate contractors under the auspices of the Ministry of Roads and Highways.

He said the road project formed part of the government’s north-south trade corridor commitment, which aims at providing shorter access to Tema Port and improving integration between Upper East, Northern and Volta regions and between Ghana and Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

He said the completion of such an important road project will go a long way to improve the living standard of the communities within the road corridors.

Source: ISD