Phase II of KIA project is 92% complete – Transport Minister

Phase two of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is 92 per cent complete, while phase three is 37 per cent complete, the Roads and Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, has disclosed.

He told the media on Wednesday that the Tamale Airport phase two project was also 72 per cent complete, while the rehabilitation of the Sunyani Airport was almost completed.

The Minister was also updating some projects and initiatives carried out in the road transport services, aviation and maritime inland waterways sub-sectors.

He added that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has completed its first two phases of the digitalisation of records from 1995 to 2019 with the third phase which covers 2019-2021 ongoing.

Mr Asiamah indicated that he National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) had printed and distributed 270,000 road safety materials and carried out 1,175 television and radio programmes.

“In addition, a refresher training programme has also been organised for 13,000 commercial vehicle drivers to sharpen their skills.

“As part of this programme, government supplied 200 buses for use by the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) and the Intercity STC Coaches Limited,” he said.

The Minister also noted a contract had been signed for the supply of an additional 100 intercity buses for the Metro Mass Transit Limited.

He further said major infrastructural projects had been initiated to boost water transportation and trade.

On the Keta Port project in the Volta Region, the Minister mentioned that feasibility studies had been completed.

He noted that 12 coastal fishing landing sites had been developed in the country, including the Central Region.

The Minister said there had been the removal of tree stumps from the Volta Lake to facilitate water transportation and curb accidents.

Adding that “tree stumps had been removed from major navigation routes such as Dambai-Dambai overbank, Yeji-Makango and Yeji-Aworjekope.”

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