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Desist from shoddy works Minister tells road contractors

General News of Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Source: GNA

2020-09-29

Kwesi Amoako-Atta, Roads and Highways MinisterKwesi Amoako-Atta, Roads and Highways Minister

Roads and Highways Minister, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta has advised contractors working on the various road projects in the country to desist from doing shoddy works.

He said the road projects were important that it must be durable and must therefore stand the test of time for generations unborn to benefit.

The Minister also charged stakeholders and consultants to effectively monitor the projects and ensure that quality materials were used for the projects to meet its life span.

“The government cannot use taxpayers’ money to pay any contractor that has done shoddy work”. He stressed.

Mr Amoak-Atta, made the call during a press briefing at Sefwi Wiawso to provide an update on the ongoing road projects in the Region after President Akufo-Addo had inspected the various sites to ascertain the progress of work on some road projects and also cut the sod for the commencement of new roads projects within the Region as part of the President’s three days visit to the Western North Region.

Some of the roads inspected included, the ongoing Sefwi Wiawso to Akotombra, Bodi-Ahebianso road, Benchemaa Nkwanta – Osei Kojokrom road, and Bibiani town roads.

The rest were the sod-cutting for the construction of the Akontombra-Dadieso and Enchi-Elubo roads.

Mr Amoako-Atta indicated that the region had a total road network size of about 3,745kilometers, out of which 33 were currently under construction in different communities within the Region.

He hinted that his outfit was planning to award another 38 more road projects to help solve the bad nature of roads in the area.

Mr Amoako Atta expressed satisfaction of work done so far, noting that apart from few contractors who have left their projects site due to the COVID-19 pandemic the

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Egypt- Planning Minister approves additional EGP 100m for Aswan-Al-Alaqi Road improvements

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said has approved an additional budget of EGP 100m for the Ministry of Transport to start raising the efficiency of the Aswan-Al-Alaqi Road.

The road, which runs for a total length of 150 km, has already been granted EGP 560m in funds for its development.

El-Said made note of the economic importance of the transportation sector, with transport networks of all kinds considered economic lifelines. She also said that these networks link production centres with consumer markets, whilst also ensuring that production sites can obtain the required raw materials and operating requirements.

She pointed out that the transport sector’s output is important for production in many commodity and service sectors, such as the trade, extractive and manufacturing sectors.

The minister said that a country’s productivity highlights the importance of a sound and efficient transportation sector. Improving transportation networks has many positive effects on the performance of other economic sectors and their competitiveness.

El-Said referred to the Egyptian transportation sector’s development vision and its main pillars, as stated in the medium-term plan for sustainable development, which will extend from fiscal year (FY) 18/2019 to FY 21/2022.

‘Egypt’s Vision 2030 aims to provide a transport system that achieves the goals of sustainable development, and is intrinsically linked with the requirements of future national economic and social development,’ the minister said.

El-Said also said that transport sector indicators have become one of the main indicators showing the degree of a country’s economic and social progress.

In Egypt, this sector has special importance due to the country’s distinguished geographical location as a hub for transport routes. Egypt also has close geographical proximity to the main markets in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

El-Said said that the Aswan Governorate has acquired

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