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Ghana - Eastern corridor road development programme - phase 1 - June 2019
The Transport Sector in Ghana has been providing efficient transportation services that serve as a catalyst for economic growth anchoring on its vision to provide “an integrated, efficient, costeffective and sustainable transportation system responsive to the needs of society, supporting growth and poverty reduction and capable of establishing and maintaining Ghana as a transportation hub of West Africa”. The Eastern Corridor along which this project is located is defined as National Road - N2 - approximately 695km and one of three north-south corridors (Eastern, Central and Western corridors) in the country, linking the southern coastal seaports to the hinterland and landlocked neighbours in the north. It is a strategic alternative route to the main Central Corridor, shorter route by almost 200km and does not have as many bottle-necks such as major urbanised towns. This makes it a much safer and economical link especially for transit trade. It is also a multi-modal corridor with several sections either recently completed or being considered for construction. These include: i) current expansion of the container terminal at Tema Port through MPS Concessional financing; ii) current construction of a grade separated interchange at Tema roundabout through Japanese (JICA) funding; iii) ongoing construction of the Tema – Akosombo rail line through IndiaExim financing; iv) ongoing studies and dredging interventions to revive the lake Volta transport through World Bank funding; v) various sections of the road corridor completed or being prepared for construction financed by the EU, the Governments of Brazil, China and Government of Ghana.