TOTAL LENGTH OF THE RAIL NETWORK IDENTIFIED AS PRIORITY PROJECTS
The total length of the rail network identified as Priority Projects is 1394 kilometres. Implementing these Priority Projects will create jobs and facilitate trade and industrial development. This will in turn stimulate economic growth. In the process, new towns and cities will be developed and older towns would be revitalized. The railway projects will take the burden off the road network and ensure longer lifespans of newly constructed roads. The development of the railways sector will completely transform the economy.
There are unlimited opportunities for the private sector in the development of the railway network, in the provision of related services and in the development of associated infrastructure. The Government of Ghana welcomes various forms of collaboration with the private sector in the development of the rail network, the provision of railway-related services and associated infrastructure in Ghana.
THE ESTIMATED INVESTMENT TO DEVELOP THE 1,394KM RAILWAY NETWORK IS $7.8 BILLION
2016 to 2020 RAIL PROJECTS
The railway lines to be completed in the period, 2016 to 2020 are set out below. All the lines will be for both passenger and freight.