Six out of 45 companies have been shortlisted to construct the Eastern rail project that will link Accra to Kumasi from Achimota to the Tema Port.
The reconstruction will include financing, development and operation of the line. It will also include the provision of rolling stock, station upgrades, signaling and communication equipment. The construction of the Eastern rail will be carried out in six stages and will be done on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis.
On the western rail line, Dombo said the authority was using the same process as there was currently an evaluation process on received bids out of which the preferred company would be chosen. The government had also taken a step to commit its own resources to construct 22 kilometres out of the 333km stretch.
“We have already awarded 5km to Amandi Constructions and a subsequent contract has also been signed subject to a value for value audit which is almost complete. Once the audit is completed by the ministry, then approval can be given for the construction of another 17km,” said Dombo.