Sekondi, Jan. 31, GNA - The second phase of
the 20 million-dollar expansion work at the Albert Bosomtwe-Sam (ABS) Fishing
Harbour in Sekondi is expected to be completed by December.
The project, being implemented by Japanese Grant Aid Co-operation, has 40 per cent of the work done including the breakwater of 200 meters, landing berth (50m) preparation/resting berth(115m), canoe jetty (76m), driveway (490m) and ice making plant (15tonne/day).
The fishing harbour is currently outstretched due to the number of inshore vessels using the facility which makes it appropriate for the second half to be completed.
The Japanese Embassy in Ghana and a delegation from the Japanese Government have toured the fishing harbour at Sekondi to have first-hand information on the progress of work.
Mr Hitoshi Takemoto, the Senior General Manager of ECOH Corporation, Consultant for the project, told the media that expansion work would include the construction of break water, berthing space, a drive way to cart and push truck and additional ice plant.
“After the completion of the project, it is expected to have additional 180-meter berth to accommodate more fishing boats, additional 15 tonnes of ice making plant to make it 30 tonnes, a new story building which will serve as offices for statutory body among other things,” he said.
“We are conducting the second phase of the fishing harbour because it has been more than 15 years and the Port of Takoradi has been using it effectively, efficiently as well as managing it” Yuki Takanashi, the First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan, said.
Captain Ebenezer Kojo Afadzi, the Director of the Takoradi Port, explained that the fishing habour had become an important pillar in the industry, adding, the facility would be put to good use as expected.