The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has organised a bidders’ conference for six companies that have been shortlisted out of the initial 29 who expressed interest to invest in the Boankra Inland Port. The development of a dry port has been identified as a key factor to improve performance in the handling and decongestion of the ports of Tema and Takoradi.
The conference which took place at the Ghana Shippers’ House on Thursday, 16thAugust, 2018 provided a platform for the bidders to ask questions that will help them develop the technical and financial proposals to the Ministry of Transport. Government is expecting the potential bidders to bring their resources in terms of expertise both in technical and financial and take advantage of the enabling business environment it is creating for the private sector, he said.
The Boankra Inland Port is a Government of Ghana project initiated by the GSA and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. The project, when completed, will also facilitate international trade with the neighbouring landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.