President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday inspected construction works on the 31.2-kilometre Assin Praso-Assin Fosu Road in the Central Region, which is part of the rehabilitation National Trunk Road project.
The road construction, estimated at the cost of $50 million, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Government and involves the rehabilitation of the 31.2km of road between Assin Fosu and Assin Praso; the dualisation into a 4-lane carriageway of a 1.2km Assin Fosu township roads; the reconstruction of the railway underpass bridge; and the reconstruction of drainage structures between Assin Fosu and Assin Praso.
The contract was awarded on 15th November 2019, with the commencement date set for March 2020. Due to the onset of COVID-19, the construction was suspended from 18th April 2020 to 15th March 2021.
The road is being constructed by Shimizu Dia-Nippon Joint Ventures and is expected to be completed in November 2023.
At Assin Jakai, President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the 15-kilometre Nyankomase-Assin Jakai road.
The project includes the construction of feeder roads from Fante Nyankomase through Assin Jakai, Abaasa to Framase Junction; the Assin Jakai town roads; and the Jakai-Abein Feeder Roads is expected to be completed in October 2023.