Ghana begins construction of inland marine port to facilitate cargo haulage

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ACCRA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Ghana began constructing an inland marine port on Friday to help its neighboring landlocked countries with bulk cargo haulage.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who cut sod for the commencement of the construction in the Savannah Region, said the Trans-Volta Logistics Corridor project, which also includes an industrial park at Debre, will ease the haulage of containers and bulk cargo from Ghana's Tema port to Burkina Faso and other landlocked countries via the Volta Lake.

"This 200-million-U.S. dollar inland marine port and the 250-million-dollar industrial park will address a myriad of issues that continue to plague the movement of goods from Ghana to our neighbors in the sub-region and help to take about 30,000 haulage trucks off Ghana's roads," said the vice president.

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Ghanaian seaports typically serve as transit points of bulk cargo for some landlocked Sahel countries, including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. Enditem

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