President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday cut the sod for work to start on the dualization of the Yendi road in the Northern Region.
Spanning a length of 2.53 kilometres, the project is expected to be completed in 7 months.
At the sod-cutting ceremony, the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta said Lot 5 of the Eastern Corridor Road, which starts from Oti Damanko through Bimbilla and ends at Yendi, covers a distance of 94 kilometres, whereas Lot 6 starts from Yendi and ends at Zanteli, making a total length of 116 kilometres.
He told the President that the project, when completed would serve as an alternative route to the central corridor and facilitate the transportation of agricultural produce and livestock from the northern part of the country to the south.
The Minister added that other benefits include improvement of socio-economic activities along the corridor, reduction in road traffic crashes and vehicle operating costs.
Currently, the contractor has completed 165.5km of roads between Oti-Damanko and Zanteli. As part of the project, the sections through Yendi and Bimbilla towns would be dualized.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD