Global firms invited to take up infra projects
Ghana, situated in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, will
seek the active participation of international companies in infrastructure
development through public-private partnerships. In this context, the Ministry
of Finance and Economic Planning, Government of Ghana, has invited bids for the
construction of a 230-km dual carriageway between Accra and Kumasi through a
25-year concession under PPP.
The Accra-Kumasi road connects the nation's capital Accra with the second
largest city Kumasi, and is a major truck route that is an international transit
route for Ghana's landlocked neighbours such as Burkina Faso and Niger. The
existing road is a single two-lane carriageway.
The government has started design and construction of the dual carriageway
between Accra and Apedwa and Konongo and Kumasi. But, the design and
construction of the middle section of the dual carriageway between Apedwa and
Konongo will be the responsibility of the concessionaire. The government has
procured detailed engineering design studies for the entire road (divided into
six separate lots).
The entire 230-km length of the Accra-Kumasi road (including the middle section
to be constructed by private operators) will be handed over to private operators
to manage. Tolling over the road will be allowed.
The estimated cost of the road project, including the portion being constructed
by the government, is about $400 million.
The last date for the submission of EoI is July 18, 2008.
Contact: Chief Director, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Government
of Ghana, P.O. Box M.40, Accra, Ghana. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
PricewaterhouseCoopers Ghana Ltd, Accra, Ghana. Fax: +233 21 761544; E-mail:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
[July 14-20, 2008]