The Government of Ghana is investing US $ 2 billion in ongoing and approved forward-looking rail projects.
In particular, in accordance with the medium-term financing plan for 2020 – 2023. USD 597 million is allocated for the construction of the 1435 mm gauge section of Manso – Huni Valley.
The construction of a 1435 mm track section from Takoradi station to the port of the same name will also be financed. The implementation of these two projects will result in a 102 km line from Port Takoradi to the Huni Valley.
Priority projects include the new 1435 mm gauge line Kodjokrom – Eshiem – Manso and the reconstruction of the existing line between Takoradi and Sekondi stations, changing the gauge from 1067 to 1435 mm.
It is planned to completely renovate 300 km of the existing track infrastructure of 1067 mm gauge lines, as well as build 10 new stations and upgrade to eight existing ones by 2023.
Contracts have been signed for the construction of six 1435 mm gauge lines, including the Manso – Dunkwa, Kumasi – Kaase, Kaase – Eduadine, Eduadine – Obuasi, Eduadine – Ejisu sections and a branch to the dry port of Buankra near the town of Kumasi.
In 2019, a preliminary contract worth $ 500 million was signed with the Chinese corporation China Railway Wuju for the construction of the 1435 mm gauge railway Manso-Dunkwa, but the corporation’s participation as a contractor on other sections has not yet been confirmed (photo: Ministry of Railways Development)
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