“6,000km Of Roads To Be Completed Out Of The Over 11,000km Programmed” – Roads Minister (Pics)

The Minister for Roads and Highway, Kwesi Amoako Atta has hinted that 6,000km of roads are set to be completed out of the over 11,000km programmed.

According to him, the road program includes; Critical, Cocoa, Town, Asphalt, Sinohydro, Donor, and other projects.

Addressing Journalists in Accra, he said “On the critical roads program, as part of the government’s year of road program, 81no. critical roads of total length 2,167.2km were identified in all the 16 regions of the country for rehabilitation at a cost of GHc7, 827billion”

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He added that the projects include; Upgrading of Navrongo-Naga Road (km0-km35) in the Upper East Region with a length of 35km has 20% of completion

The Roads Minister also explained that upgrading of Wa-Bulenga-Yaala Road (km6-km37-lot 1) in the Upper West Region with a length of 31km has been 41% completed.

“Rehabilitation of Nkonya Wuropong-Kwamikrom Road (21km) (Kpando-Worawora Road)(km 21+000 – 42+000) – lot 1 in the Oti Region with a length of 21 has seen 50% progress. Rehabilitation of selected roads in Ayawaso Central in the Greater Accra Region which is 5kn has seen 65% progress” he averred.

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Highlighting on the Cocoa roads, he stressed that Have to Hohoe in the Volta Region of 53km in length has also seen 33% progress.

On Town roads, the sector Minister explained that upgrading of Tepa Town Roads phase 1 in the Ashanti Region of 5.0km has had 55% progress.

Speaking on the Asphalt overlay program, he said “The Ministry of Roads and Highways has programmed to undertake 1,500km of asphaltic overlay in major towns and cities across the country including hospitals, schools, courts, police barracks, army garrisons, and other security services compounds”

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Speaking on the transport sector improvement project (TSIP) under the donor partner road program, he revealed that three (3) lots in the upper west region (sod-cutting performed in May 2011) of 670km is worth $32million.

On other donor partner road program, the sector minister said “Rehabilitation of Dome to Kitase of 24km has design review on-going from a Kuwait funding worth $24million. La Beach road completion project-lot 2 of 10km has seen 10% having a CDB funding is worth $50.76million.

Highlighting on the bridge program, the sector minister mentioned that 129 bridges are set to be built.

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He said “50No. Czech Bridges Program – bridge components are currently being fabricated in Czech Republic. The first batch of 21 bridges has arrived in the country. 14No. Contractors have started work on the substructure. Dikpe, Iture and Ankobra Bridges. Dikpe: Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor has submitted preliminary designs and set up site camp. Iture and Ankobra Bridges: EPC Contractor has submitted preliminary designs. Bridge over River Pra at Twifo Praso (GoG) - is at substructure level. One (1) abutment completed; the other abutment is at pile cap level. The two (2) center piers are at 50% completion. Overall physical progress is 35%”

On the footbridge program, he said “Funding has been secured for 14no. Dutch Footbridges at different locations in the country. The locations include Abeka Lapaz, Presec-Legon, Kawukudi Central Mosque, etc. 6No footbridges on the Madina Pantang Road have been completed”

Speaking on the interchange program, the Minister stressed that 20 interchanges are set to be completed.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith