President Nana Akufo-Addo has inspected ongoing operate on the construction of a 500-bed armed forces healthcare facility and work on the development of Phase II of the Kumasi Airport job.
President Akufo-Addo’s first port of get in touch with on day one of his 3-day working stop by of the Ashanti Area was the Kumasi Airport.
It will be recalled that on 6th June 2018, the President slice the sod for get the job done to commence on Phase 1 of the Kumasi Airport Challenge, in which he discussed that “the growth of this airport is a important component of government’s vision to broaden the frontiers of the aviation business in the state and to realise the aspiration of making Ghana an aviation hub in West Africa.”
The project encompasses the extension of the present duration of the runway by 319 metres, i.e. from 1,981 metres to 2,300 metres design of a new terminal setting up, with the ability to deal with just one million passengers for every calendar year building of an apron area and associated taxiway and the enterprise of ancillary performs.
The challenge coordinator told President Akufo-Addo that everlasting will work on the terminal making are progressing steadily, and the set up of the metal superstructure also progressed as scheduled.
Pavement works for obtain highway design, he extra, are in development, alongside one another with the design of storm drains community in the terminal space, with the revised completion date for the venture is August 2021.
The President also frequented the website of the construction of the 500-bed Navy at Afari, in Atwima Nwabiagya South constituency.
It will also be recalled that former President Kufuor granted Govt Acceptance for the challenge on 4th November 2008, which bundled the construction of a 250 Bed Regional Clinic 160 Bed Regional Medical center 100 Bed Municipal Hospital and five 60 Bed District Hospitals in the early portion of 2008 at a overall price tag $519,000,000.
Parliamentary approval for the venture was supplied on 13th November 2008. 8 (8) many years later on, in December 2016, the associated Tax Exemptions and other imposts which includes these for import obligations, VAT, NHIL, ECOWAS Levy, withholding tax, fees and prices on onshore and offshore purchases of specific venture resources and equipment had been at some point approved by Parliament, with concurrence letter from the Ministry of Finance in January 2017 paving the way for the venture to start.
President Akufo-Addo gained the assurance of the CEO of Euroget de Invest, contractors for the undertaking that the 500-bed armed forces clinic will be concluded by December this yr.