New Port to be Built in Ghana

According to Richard Anamoo, director-general of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, a third commercial port is to be built in Ghana.

However, the location of the new port has not yet been identified.  Anamoo has asked Ghanaians to support any investment to promote the socio-economic growth of the nation, adding that globally, maritime trade had become highly competitive as traffic continues to increase and the opportunity for expansion came from the need to provide Ghana with a source of revenue mobilisation.

The project would involve reclaiming part of the sea via dredging, revamping access roads and rail lines, construction of offices, making accommodations for  bigger vessels to facilitate turnaround business, and creation of space for the oil and gas sectors.

The project would begin in December this year, costing US$19 million for the construction of vital structures.

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The source: http://www.porttechnology.org