Bids Open For Ghana-Burkina Faso Rail Project

The plan to connect Ghana and Burkina Faso by rail has been taken a notch higher following the opening of an international competitive tender for potential contractors to submit bids.

The proposed rail network is expected to pass through the eastern corridor of Ghana starting from the Tema Port, through Akosombo, Ho, Hohoe, Yendi, Tamale and to Paga.

The line will continue in Burkina Faso from Dakola going through Po along the national highway number 5, integrating the pole of growth of Bagre and ends at Ouagadougou.

The governments of Ghana and Burkina Faso in a joint press announcement requesting for expression of interest from potential contractors explained the move was part of measures to improve the bilateral trading activities between the two countries.

The project is expected to be undertaken through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with the intention to reduce the time and resources people spend transacting business between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Contractors interested in the project have up to May 21, 2018 to submit their bids.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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