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Feasibility studies on Ghana's sky trains to begin in Jan 2019

According to Mr Appiah-Kubi, the Sky Train project would run concurrently with light rails that would also be brought on board the country’s rail system by next year.

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He said a team of experts from South Africa will come into the country to conduct the study.

Earlier this month, the government of Ghana signed a a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Africa Investment (Ai) SkyTrain Consortium, based in South Africa, for the construction of the Accra Sky Train Project.

With Accra experiencing ever-increasing road traffic congestion, with its detrimental effects on economic activity, pollution and the quality of life, the SkyTrainÔ project, Hon. Joe. Ghartey emphasized, is the solution to these problems.

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“The plan is that while we work on the sky trains, we will also construct light rails in various cities to provide inner city ground train services."

South Africa’s Deputy Minister for Transport, Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga, who was present at the signing ceremony stated that “we are very excited, and we hope that, in due time, we will witness the construction in 2020. We wish you all the best in the feasibility period.”

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