Ghana Port and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has announced the commencement of the Tema Port expansion project at a ceremony in Tema.
Director-General of GPHA, Mr. Richard Anamoo, who announced the 1.5 million dollar project, said it would begin on October 1, 2016 and would be executed by the China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC).
According to the DG, the project when completed would be of immense importance and benefit to Ghana as it would increase vehicle and revenue throughput for the country.
He also disclosed that the expansion of the project would link Ghana to the global market and open up new trade opportunities for all industry players.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Meridian Port Services (MPS), Mr. Mohammed Samara, revealed that EACOM Professional Services Limited would provide the procurement and management services of the project.
He said apart from that they would also take responsibility for the supervision of the construction process.
He said the project which was being financed by MPS and its partner, GPHA, through the International Finance Corporation (IFC), upon completion, would increase the port’s expansion to accommodate vessels up to 20,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU).
Mr. Samara stated that the project would improve the country’s competitiveness as a preferred port for international trade, and would also allow the port to handle the world’s largest container vessels and further improve on cargo handling services.
Source: Ghana/todaygh.com/Na-Illatu Iddrisu-Sika