December 13, 2018
On December 12, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Ghana to provide grant aid of up to 6.486 billion yen for the Project for Rehabilitation of National Trunk Road N8 (Phase 2).
The project will rehabilitate the southern section (about 30 kilometers in length) of National Trunk Road N8, a main road 170 kilometers in length that connects to the Lagos-Abidjan Corridor, which runs between Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana, and coastal cities of West Africa. The project will also replace a bridge along the southern section. These measures will eliminate chronic traffic congestion and provide an efficient, safe road transportation network, and are expected to strengthen local community infrastructure and contribute to economic growth.
In 2009, JICA made improvements on a 60-kilometer northern section in the Project for Rehabilitation of National Trunk Road N8 (Phase1). By continuing that work with the present work on the southern section, JICA is providing comprehensive support for contributing to efficient transportation and goods distribution in Ghana and West Africa at large.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of Ghana|
|Project title||The Project for Rehabilitation of National Trunk Road N8 (Phase 2)|
|Planned implementation period||43 months, including the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Ghana Highway Authority|
|Target region, facilities||Central Region|
|Specific project details (provisional)||(1) Facility improvements
Rehabilitation of the target interval (approximately 30 kilometers) of National Trunk Road N8, widening of the target interval (approximately 1.2 kilometers) to four lanes, one bridge replacement
(2) Consulting services
Bidding assistance, construction supervision