Govt signs US$560m contract to construct Western Railway line [Nadav Simhoni]

Published Jul 29, 20
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Mr Richard Diegong Dombo (left) and Mr Nadav Simhoni (best) after the finalizing. With them is Mr Joe Ghartey Government of Ghana has authorized a US$ 560 million arrangement with Amandi Holdings Limited for the building and construction of have authorized a $560 million contract for the construction of sections of the Western Railway Line.

The finalizing of the arrangement would certainly be adhered to by Cupboard's approval for it to be taken to Parliament. The projects include the construction of sections of the Western Railway Line, conventional gauge between Takoradi port and also Huni Valley, forming a total amount of 102kmIt will additionally consist of a single-track rail line with terminals along the tracks, an initial workshop facility at the place and also a complement rolling supply.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Minister of Railway Development, Mr Joe Ghartey, stated the a measure range of works of the job consists of the construction, stipulation, testing and also commissioning of various other works; such as the building of around eight kilometres of standard scale train tracks attaching the existing double gauge tracks in Takoradi to the Takoradi Port for easy and reliable access for freight handling.

He said it would also include the building of a by-pass section along the Kojokrom to Manso section of the Western Train Line at Eshiem, to boost the speed of the final framework as well as satisfy the requirement and also specification in the examined 2020 Railway Plan of attack."It likewise includes the building and construction of the Railway Line from Manso to Huni Valley roughly 60km of single track lines, and additionally the construction of 8 standard stations along the existing line from Amantin to Huni Valley consisting of all construction works, station building, accessibility roadways, CCTV and access control, back-up generator as well as water containers."It will likewise involve the building and construction of a workshop facility for standard scale rolling supply including the fundamental fit-out, basic devices as well as essential maker," he mentioned.