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Oforikrom-Asokwa-Lake Road By-Pass project on course

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Kumasi, Aug. 5, GNA - Work on the 27-million-dollar Oforikrom-Asokwa-Lake Road By-Pass project is said to be progressing steadily.

The project, which is being executed by South Korean Contractors, Shinshung Engineering and Construction Company Limited commenced last year and is expected to be completed within 24 months.

It was designed to help reduce traffic congestion on the main Accra-Kumasi Highway and other parts of the Kumasi metropolis.

Ten percent of the physical work and 50 percent of the re-location of electricity, telephone lines and other service diversions, were said to have been completed.

The Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo on Wednesday inspected the project and expressed his happiness that all the needed construction materials have been supplied.

He commended the contractors for their seriousness and hoped that they would complete the project within the stipulated time.

The Deputy Minister said compensation would be pay to all affected persons whose structures were and would be demolished because of the project.

Mr Theodore Quaye, Director for the Department of Urban Roads promised that environmental risks associated with the work would be addressed.


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