Bawumia inaugurates Cape Coast inner city roads

The Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has inaugurated the 22 kilometers inner city roads project in Cape Coast in the Central Region,

The project included the Akotokyir, Kwaprow, Amamoma, Academy, and English Arabia roads.

The works included the construction of roadside drains, culverts, earthworks, double surface dressing and speed calming devices around schools and other locations identified along the roads.

According to the Vice President, the project was part of the master project support agreement between the government and China through the Sino-hydro Corporation which would involve the construction of 441 kilometers of road and two interchanges.

He commended the Ministry of Roads and Highways for ensuring that the project was undertaken without any extra cost, saying with its commitment to duty, the project has achieved extensive road construction works and infrastructure across the country.

Dr. Bawumia said the project’s objective was to enhance intra-urban regional and national trade and strengthen economic integration.

The sod was cut for the Cape Coast inner city road project in November 2019, with actual work starting the following month and lasting 30 months.

The Sinohydro Corporation Limited undertook the project, with the Comptran Engineering and Planning Associates as consultants.

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, also explained that the Central Region had a total road network of 5,695.5km as of the end of 2020, including 1,880km of paved roads, 2,320.6km of gravel roads, and 1,494.8km of earth roads.

He indicated that the regional road condition mix as of the end of 2020 was 24 percent good, 37 percent fair and 39 percent poor.

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