Ghana, South Korea To Develop Transport Plan For Accra

Ghana and South Korea have signed an agreement to develop a Transport Master Plan for the Greater Accra Region.

The implementation of the master plan is expected to set a clear direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years and reduce traffic congestion and logistics cost.

The Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) is funding the $1.5-million project within an 18-month period.

The Transport Minister, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, signed the agreement for Ghana, while Mr Cho Kwang-geol, the KOICA representative in Ghana, initialled it for his organisation.

Capacity-building programme

As part of the agreement, some Ghanaian officials and engineers will attend training programmes in Korea to help in the transfer of the knowledge and skills required for the successful implementation of the project.

Mrs Attivor commended KOICA for the initiative to help improve the transport system in Ghana and pledged the support of the government to the successful implementation of the project.

She appealed to South Korea to help improve the Volta Lake route and provide training vessels that would be used by the maritime authorities in their operations.

For his part, Mr Cho entreated the beneficiary metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) within the region to give their utmost support and co-operation to ensure that the project was successfully executed