2023 Mid-Year Budget Review: Ofori-Atta lists major roads & bridges under construction

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori in his mid-year budget review presentation has listed major roads, interchanges and bridges under construction under the ruling government.

Addressing parliament on July 31, 2023, he announced that the government is keen on providing good roads for the local communities despite the economic crisis.

“Government will embark on a community roads improvement programme to increase productivity and facilitate the transportation of food crops. Districts Assemblies will be given complementary equipment to ensure that their local roads are motorable through-out the year,” the minister assured.

Below are some roads, bridges, and interchanges that are under construction:

i. Works on the 31.2km Assin Fosu-Assin Praso portion of the National Trunk Road N8 (Phase 2) – was completed and commissioned in June 2023;

ii. Accra-Tema Beach Road (Lot 1 and Lot 2) – 79 percent and 89 percent complete respectively;

iii. Construction of a 3-tier interchange at Nungua Barrier – is ongoing;

iv. Development works on the Kumasi Lake Road and Drainage Extension project – is 98 percent complete;

v. Selected Roads in Sekondi and Takoradi Phase 1 – is 21 percent complete;

vi. Tema-Aflao road – is 30 percent complete;
vii. Nsawam-Ofankor road – is 26 percent complete;

viii. Reconstruction of Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road – is 64 percent complete;

ix. Reconstruction of Agona Nkwanta-Tarkwa road – is 34 percent complete;

x. Phase 2 of the Obetsebi Lamptey Circle Interchange and other ancillary works – is 86 percent complete as at June 2023;

xi. Construction of a 4-tier interchange at Suame in the Ashanti Region – has commenced;

xii. Construction of 50 prefabricated bridges in all sixteen regions continued in 2023 and are 86 percent complete as at end June;

xiii. Design, fabrication and delivery of 87 No. steel panel bridges – is ongoing, with 45 bridges delivered; and

xiv. New bridge under construction at Twifo Praso to separate vehicular traffic from the railway line – is 93 percent complete.

Mr Ken Ofori Atta further read that “the Road Sector’s Public Private Partnerships (PPP) programme for the financing, construction and management of road infrastructure has two projects at different stages of preparation.”

They are : Phase 1 of the Accra-Tema Motorway Extension Project (31.7km) involves the reconstruction of the Motorway. The Concession Agreement and draft Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreement have been finalised and will be laid in this House.

ii. The Development of Tema Arterial Roads will be structured on a PPP basis using the Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) model.

By Nana Ama Brown| Myxyzonline.com

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