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Asphalting work has begun on some sections of the Sunyani Inner City Road Project, being executed by the Sinohydro Corporation of China.

During a visit, it was revealed that bitumen works were progressing at Nkwabeng North, Mayfair, Fiapre-Odumasi, and Berlin Top portion of the road which connects to Living Grace and Mungo Park stretching through Baakoniaba.

Vice-President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia cut the sod for the work to begin on the 29-kilometre Sunyani town roads in September 2020.

The project forms part of the rehabilitation and expansion of major roads across the country, being funded under the Sinohydro agreement between Ghana and China.

About eight major suburbs and a total of 26 communities under these suburbs in the Sunyani Municipality are benefiting from the project, expected to be completed in 2023.

The suburbs and their surrounding communities included Agyei Ano (Dr. Berko), Mayfair, Baakoniaba, New Town, Berlin Top, and Penkwase areas roads, as well as Estate inner link roads.

Though works on some portions of the road project including that of the Agyei Ano and the Estate inner link had halted for some time now due to the rains, major earth and drainage works had already been completed.

Commenting on the progress of work done so far, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister commended the Chinese contractors for the quality of work and asked them to speed up as the rains receded.

She said she was satisfied with the progress of work, and expressed optimism that the project would be completed as scheduled.

The Regional Minister appealed to residents along the project areas to cooperate with the contractors and advised the contractors to also ensure to water the roads to minimize dust.

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