Tema Port Expansion
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Tema Harbour
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As part of NDC 2012 manifesto to rehabilitates the Tema Ports, the Tema Port is to undergo the biggest-ever expansion at an estimated cost of $1 billion, President John Dramani Mahama has announced.

The project, to be undertaken by the government with private sector participation, will, among other things, tremendously increase the capacity of access routes and cargo handling spaces.

Inaugurating new handling equipment for the Meridian Port Services (MPS) at the Tema Port yesterday, the president said the expansion would position the Tema Port to compete for the best port in Africa.

He consequently challenged MPS, which is West Africa?s biggest cargo handling company, to partner the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to bring the project into fruition in the shortest possible time.

Equipment inaugurated at the ceremony included nine cranes and a four-megawatt electricity-generating plant.?They are expected to enhance the operations of the company by improving efficiency in terminal handling and easing congestion at the port.

Government intended to link the port with an efficient rail and road transport network.?In this regard, government is planning to build a new interchange at the Tema Roundabout to reduce the traffic to and from the port.

The Accra-Tema Motorway is also to be expanded from four lanes to six lanes.


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