China backs Jamestown fishing port complex in Ghana

Fishermen pull a boat to the bank at Jamestown. Image: Xinhua/Shao Haijun Fishermen pull a boat to the bank at Jamestown.

Ghana and the Chinese government have agreed to start work soon on a US$50 million fishing port complex at Jamestown.

The three-stage development includes the dredging of 118,000 cubic metres of harbour basin and shipping channels, construction of 1,200 metres of hydraulic structures for berths, seawall and a breakwater, and the construction of administration, production and supporting facilities, including a kindergarten, fish market and a processing area.

The development, which is funded by a Chinese grant, will create about 1,000 jobs for youths.

 A US$16 million bilateral agreement was also signed at Accra for the implementation of projects including the phase two of the University of Health and Allied Sciences project.

Last modified onFriday, 13 April 2018 17:11