New port to be built in Ghana

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A third commercial port is to be built in Ghana to boost maritime trade, according to Richard Anamoo, director-general of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.

However, Anamoo did not identify the location of where the port is to be built, but asked Ghanaians to support any investment to promote the socio-economic growth of the nation.

He said globally, maritime trade had become highly competitive, as traffic continued to increase daily and the opportunity for expansion came from the need to provide Ghana with a source of revenue mobilisation.

Involved in the project would be to reclaim part of the sea via dredging, revamp access roads and rail lines, construct offices for investors, accommodate bigger vessels to facilitate turnaround business, and create space for the oil and gas sectors.

Anamoo said the project would begin in December this year, costing US$19 million for the construction of vital structures.

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