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Sports News
Work on Tamale stadium on schedule 1/18/2007
Tamale (Northern Region) – 18 January 2007 – President John Agyekum Kufuor
on Wednesday inspected a number of development projects in the Tamale
Metropolis as part of his two-day working visit to the Northern Region.

These included the $38.5m Tamale Sports Stadium, a two-block hostel with
the capacity to accommodate 896 students for the Tamale Polytechnic and
proposed inland transit portside at Datoyili.

The Shanghai Construction Group, the contractors working on the stadium
project that has a seating capacity of 21,000, has already completed the
super-structure; done the grid structure for the roof and are now engaged
in the decoration and fixing of equipment. They have also set the playing
pitch for grassing.

Mike Chen, Project Coordinator, informed President Kufuor that they would
complete the project ahead of schedule.

Work on the stadium, which is one of four to be used for the African Cup
of Nations (CAN) tournament to be hosted by Ghana in 2008 began in January
2006 and was expected to be completed by October 2007.

On the Tamale Polytechnic hostel, the two contractors working on it,
Antartic Limited and China State Construction assured President Kufuor
that the project was on course.

The Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund) is providing the funding, which
comes up to ¢26b.

The Contractors are supposed to finish the job by October 2007.

President Kufuor is expected to perform a ceremony at Walewale on Thursday
for work to officially start on the construction of four major bridges to
open up the Fumbisi area, popularly called “overseas” of the Northern
Region and link the Region with the Upper East Region. GRi…/

Source - GNA

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