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Ghana and Czech Republic sign pact for 50 steel bridges

Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 13, 2019
GNA reported that the Government of Ghana and Czech Republic, have signed a EUR 47.5 million credit facility for the design, supply and installation of 50 steel bridges in some communities across the country to boost economic activities.
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The credit facility forms part of government’s infrastructural development drive to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty.

The project would satisfy the basic human needs of Ghanaians to have access to hospitals, schools, markets and other social/cultural facilities, hampered by lack of bridges on rivers.

It would also remove traffic bottlenecks at river crossings and improve the movement of people and goods and services within the area of influence.

Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, signed on behalf of the Ghana Government, while the Ambassador of the Czech Republic initialled for his country.

The agreement required the replacement of some existing steel bridges on rivers and pedestrian bridges, including; the execution of all sub-structure works and approach road works.

According to the agreement, the Department of Feeder Roads would be allocated 20 bridges; 20 for the Ghana Highways Authority, while the Department of Urban Roads would receive 10.