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

Published Aug 01, 20
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Mr Richard Diegong Dombo (left) as well as Mr Nadav Simhoni (appropriate) after the signing. With them is Mr Joe Ghartey Government of Ghana has actually authorized a US$ 560 million agreement with Amandi Holdings Limited for the building of have actually signed a $560 million arrangement for the building and construction of areas of the Western Train Line.

The signing of the arrangement would be complied with by Closet's approval for it to be taken to Parliament. The jobs contain the building and construction of sections of the Western Railway Line, typical gauge in between Takoradi port and also Huni Valley, creating an overall of 102kmIt will certainly additionally include a single-track rail line with terminals along the tracks, a first workshop facility at the location and also an enhance rolling stock.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Minister of Train Development, Mr Joe Ghartey, said the indicative extent of jobs of the job includes the building, stipulation, testing as well as commissioning of other jobs; such as the building and construction of approximately 8 kilometres of typical scale train tracks attaching the existing dual scale tracks in Takoradi to the Takoradi Port for easy as well as effective access for freight handling.

He said it would certainly likewise consist of the construction of a by-pass section along the Kojokrom to Manso area of the Western Railway Line at Eshiem, to enhance the speed of the final infrastructure as well as satisfy the demand as well as spec in the evaluated 2020 Train Master Plan."It also includes the building of the Train Line from Manso to Huni Valley about 60km of single track lines, and also furthermore the building and construction of 8 standard stations along the existing line from Amantin to Huni Valley consisting of all construction works, station structure, gain access to roads, CCTV as well as accessibility control, back-up generator as well as water containers."It will also include the construction of a workshop facility for conventional scale rolling stock consisting of the standard fit-out, standard devices and necessary device," he mentioned.