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24 September 2019

Ghana assesses feasibility of light railway system

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The Ministry of Railways Development (MORD) in Ghana is to carry out a feasibility study on the development of a light rail system in the West African country.

MORD will work with a consortium of companies from the Czech Republic to introduce the tram system to help reduce traffic congestion in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region in southern Ghana.

Kumasi was identified as a priority city for the project following a preliminary study carried out by MORD and consortium leader Knights Transfer of Technologies.

Knights will continue to provide tram technology and support to MORD throughout the study.

Other consortium members include engineering companies Metroprojekt, Ingos and Pragoimex. It also comprises electrical department chain Electroline and construction company Metrostava.