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Ghanaian VP attends groundbreaking for POWERCHINA project

Updated: 2019-11-25

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Lot 8 section – the upgrading of selected feeder roads in the Ashanti and Western Regions -- of Ghana Road & Bridge Project was held at Nyinahinn town in Ashanti Region on Nov 22.

At the ceremony, Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of Ghana noted that, Ghana is rich in mineral resources, but the people live poor lives. He said road transportation was a serious problem faced by Ghana. The poor road conditions had greatly restricted the development of the country and its rich resource advantages could not be transformed into the driving force for national development, he added.

He said Nyinahin town has 70 percent of Ghana's bauxite resources. As a supporting part of Ghana's bauxite development project, the project will lay a solid foundation for the development of its bauxite mining, alumina refinery and electrolytic aluminum industry, promoting the development of Nyinahin town and even Ghana.

Ghanaian VP attends groundbreaking for POWERCHINA project

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Lot 8 section of Ghana Road & Bridge Project, which is built by POWERCHINA. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

The vice president said POWERCHINA is a trusted partner of the Ghanaian government and it was expected that the company would do a good job in project construction with first-class standards, fulfill its social responsibility and promote Ghana's progress in many ways.

The representative of POWERCHINA stated that, as a contractor, his company would work with the Ghanaian government to promote the construction of transportation infrastructure and benefit the people of Ghana.

So far, all four sections of the first phase of the Ghana Road & Bridge Project have started construction. The first phase of the project is located in four different regions of Ghana and is rated as one of the highest-priority and most urgent transportation projects.

After the project is completed, it will greatly improve local traffic conditions and promote social and economic development.

After the ceremony, the vice president also wrote an inspiration for POWERCHINA to thank it for its outstanding work.