Deputy Minister inspects TDC projects

Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Sampson Ahi, has visited project sites of the Tema Development Corporation (TDC), to assess the progress of work.

The deputy minister, who was accompanied by the Director of Housing at the ministry, Alhaji Yahaya Yakubu, was conducted round the sites by the Managing Director of TDC, Mr. Joe Abbey.

The Community Two eight-storey block of shops and offices project, which has a floor area of 13,200 and net rentable floor space, would also have two banking halls, a conference room and a restaurant as well as an outdoor terrace area.

Contractors working on the project, Berock Ventures, are expected to complete work next year.

At site three in Community One, the team was taken round the ongoing residential apartment in-filling project.

In-filling because there were blocks already put up in the area, but with extremely generous spacing and so these new apartments were being constructed in the large spaces in between the blocks.

The project, which is being handled by the China State Hualong Construction Company, will have eight blocks of eight-storey residential apartments and four commercial blocks.

The blocks will have two and three-bedroom apartments. The first phase of four blocks of two-bedroom apartments ( which will turn out some 64 individual apartments) and two commercial blocks were nearing completion and once completed would pave the way for the commencement of the second phase of the project.

The final stop for the team was the government affordable housing project at Kpone, where different contractors were working hard to wind up work on eight blocks before end of the year. Some have even started painting works on the blocks.

Eight of the 24 blocks of uncompleted affordable houses at Kpone that was transferred to the TDC for completion was expected to be completed by the end of the year. The eight blocks will provide 112 apartments.

The deputy minister expressed his satisfaction at the pace of work, and encouraged the TDC to expedite action on the housing projects to give accommodation to Ghanaians.

The Managing Director of TDC, Mr. Joe Abbey, said the corporation was determined to work hard on the projects, to improve the standard of living of Ghanaians.

From Godfred Blay Gibbah, Tema

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