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22.11.2004 General News

Govt spends over one trillion cedis on trunk road

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Kumasi, Nov. 22, GNA - The Government has awarded 234 trunk road projects comprising 2,256 kilometres and 43 drainage projects estimated at about one trillion cedis since 2001, Roads and Transport Minister Richard Anane said on Sunday.

He said 64 out of these projects have so far been completed. Dr Anane said this at a sod-cutting ceremony for work to begin on a 40-kilometre Maakro Junction-Samproso portion of the main Kumasi-Techiman road at Bremang, a suburb of Kumasi.

The project, which formed the first phase of a 116-kilometre road project, is estimated at about 18.8 million Euros and being financed by the European Union (EU) to be completed within 30 months. Dr Anane said in the feeder roads sector, the length of engineered network had increase from 12,700 kilometres as at 2001 to 23,000 kilometres as at September 2004.

He said similar salutary effects had been observed in the urban roads sector.

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