Joe Ghartey, Minister of Railways Development has said that the 1,300-kilometre joint railway project with Burkina Faso as the biggest infrastructure undertaken since independence. He said, the project will impact on the economies of both countries.
During his meeting with the stakeholders in the Volta Region about the project, the Minister, said sideways facilitating communication between the two nations, his outfit, in association with other ministries, would undertake integrated associated developments to benefit communities along the route.
He said a Ghana-Burkina Joint Committee of experts on the project had been constituted and that frameworks were being developed to ensure the project passed the test of time.
Mr Ghartey said studies were conducted to determine environmental, social, and economic impacts that would help produce detailed designs and possible stops along the way.
He discovered that both local and international consultants were being engaged to undertake feasibility studies and support with strategic analysis.
He said investors had already shown interest in providing housing and other service outlets along the route, which was projected to help expand the existence of the Eastern Corridor roads and enhance their sustainability.
He further guaranteed chiefs and landowners that compensations for land use had been factored into the project cost and called on them to support the project.
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