Accra, April 30, GNA - Dr Kwaku Agyeman Mensah, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has visited the Sakumono coastal stretch to inspect the sea defence project being constructed by Amandi Holdings.
The project, which is in its second phase, entails the construction of an amour rock revetment, as well as the development of land site for fishing activities along that section of the coast.
The cost of the project is approximately 39 million dollars.
The first phase, which was started from October 2011 to December 2012, aimed at giving a permanent protection to the Nungua-Tema beach road.
It will also protect the railway line from Asaprochona to Tema, give protection to the Regional Maritime University, and the Nungua-Sakumono community.
Dr Agyeman Manu explained that government embarked on the project because the Sakumono coastal stretch was eroding on an alarming rate due to strong waves.
That, he said, led to an immense narrowing of the strip of the land between the shoreline and the rail line, adding that that posed a great threat to the Accra-Tema rail line, hence the need for the construction of the sea defence.
In another development, the Minister visited the site of a housing unit that is being built for security forces, specifically the Ghana Navy, which is located at the Paradise Beach in Tema.
The project also being executed by the Amandi Holdings, started on April 14, and it is expected to be completed in 30 months time.
The Minister also visited DEVTRACO, a private real estate company, to inspect their site, to demonstrate that the Ministry does not support only government projects, but also individuals and organisations who for any reason will help in the development of mother Ghana.
He was pleased with their work and advised Ghanaians to purchase houses built by the company.