First phase of Takoradi Container Terminal to be completed Aug

The first phase of the Takoradi Container Terminal (TACOTEL) which started in June last year is expected to be completed by August this year.

Work involves the demolishing of existing structure, ware house, Container Freight Station (CFS), arrangement of pavement blocks, lighting system among others.

The 97-square meter facility is expected to accommodate volumes of cargo which is about 7,500-footer container -containers are expected at TACOTEL by March 4, 2017.

TACOTEL, is located at the premises of Ghana Prime Wood Limited and the Deed of Assignment has been signed “taken over from them” by Ibis-Tek (owners) according to Mr Kwame Gyan, Lawyer for Ibis-Tek.

Mr Gyan was speaking at a stakeholder engagement which involves the Environmental Protection Agency, the Police, Fire Service, the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) the media, among others in Takoradi.

According to him, the project is being executed by Justmoh Construction Limited based in Takoradi and that about 90% of the workers are within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, they are creating direct and indirect employment – HAG Consult Limited is in charge of design and supervision of the project.

“This project, is to create space at the Takoradi Port for the on-dock facility- it is inextricably linked with the Takoradi Port” he added.

He said after the completion of the project, it is expected that the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), GCNet, National Security, Standard Authourity and all the stakeholders in the industry will have branch offices at the facility.

On heavy vehicular traffic, which is expected on the road in front of the terminal, Lawyer Gyan explained that currently, the road is being expanded.

The second phase of the project which begins later this year- this involves on -dock development, rail line from the shed 10 of the Takoradi Port through to this place as well as some arterial roads.

Mr. Kwame Dzisi, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Director of Urban Roads explained that -urban road has plans to expand the road from the Paa Grant round about through to the Sekondi road to ease traffic congestion

– Source: Juliet Aguiar DUGBARTEY/

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