An India-Financed Project Will Improve Rail Connectivity In West Africa
An India-Financed Project Will Improve Rail Connectivity In West AfricaA road sign warning of a railway crossing ahead. Photo credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

An India-financed $398 million railway project will push trade in eastern and northern Ghana and also open up landlocked countries in West Africa. Another $24.54 million project will enable the production of 1,02,000 tonnes of sugarcane to feed the Kommenda Sugar Factory in the central region, which is also India-financed.

An Indian company, Afcons Infrastructure Limited, is set to construct an 84.8km standard gauge railway line from Tema Port near Accra – financed by the Exim Bank of India – to link up with the Volta Lake at Akosombo in the eastern region, its assistant general manager, Amit Shah, told IANS.

There will be four stations along the route, apart from terminals at Tema and Akosombo, complete with operational facilities and loading equipment. Shah said the project is to begin in January 2017.

With inputs from IANS

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