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Ghana seeks consortium to build Eastern Railway scheme

31/01/2018
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The government of Ghana is seeking a consortium to construct and operate a 330km narrow gauge rail network.

The proposed Eastern Railway scheme will provide a link between Accra, Ghana’s capital, Tema (a new port development), and the city of Kumasi in the centre of the country.
The new railway will provide a link between Accra, Tema and Kumasi.
The successful consortium will be responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the line, as well as the provision of rolling stock, station upgrades, signalling and communication equipment.

The Eastern Railway project falls under Ghana Railway Development Authority’s new ‘master plan’ which is aiming to revive the nation’s railway network. The plan outlines a potential programme of work that would modernise the existing network as well as adding 4,000km to its length.

At present, only around 13% of Ghana’s railway network is in working order. According to government figures, a mere 130km of the 947km network is operational. Whilst the majority of the network was built in the 1920s, no new development has taken place since 1956.

No budget has yet been set for the scheme, however potential consortiums will likely be using Nigeria’s coastal railway scheme as a benchmark, with that project totalling approximately $1bn.

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