The Elmina Fishing Harbour Construction is on course to be completed on the scheduled date after inpection by the President and Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of his two-day tour of the central region inspected the ongoing project.
The project which commenced on August 1, 2020 is due to be completed in 30 months following sod cutting by the President.
The Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah during the inspection told President Akufo-Addo that the project is currently 91% complete, following the completion of the construction of the south breakwater, the north breakwater, sheet-piling, dredging, scour and ploughing, and reclamation works.
“The ongoing construction of the breakwaters, quay walls, civil buildings, together with the dredging and reclamation works of the new port basin will guarantee the sustainable revitalization of Elmina and the long-term development of this strategic port,” he stated.
The Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion Project aims at constructing adequate facilities, berthing space and creating a deep marine access to ensure the durability of the Elmina harbour.
Furthermore, the project will strengthen Elmina’s position on the fishing and salt industries and place the city at the heart of the cultural ambitions of the Akufo-Addo government, making Elmina one of the most dynamic coastal cities in Ghana.
In all, the project will, first, see to upgrading existing facilities such as the administration building, the slipways, workshop, and the maintenance dredging of the existing Port.
Secondly, the project will also include the construction of a new fishing harbour, with a main breakwater and a quay wall to enable larger fishing vessels to safely moor and offload, a dedicated access road to the Port, and a warehouse for storage.