Ada Coastal Protection Project Completed
The second phase of the Ada Sea Defense project in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region is now completed and ready to be handed over to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, according to the Government of Ghana.
Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, the Ministry Chief Director, made this announcement yesterday, during the project inspection tour.
The coastal scheme was undertaken by Dredging International and International Marine Consultant at a cost of EUR 183.4 million.
Works on the project began in 2015 and have so far reclaimed around 15 kilometers of coastal bed, which was earlier lost along the Atlantic Ocean in the Ada East District.
Comprising mainly of beach nourishment and a protective barrier, which runs on a system known as the groynes fields made of armor rocks laid into sea belt between and filled with sand, the project is expected to protect communities that suffer the rage of the sea periodically.
During the visit, Alhaji Yakubu also highlighted the importance of Ada as a tourism destination and pledged government’s commitment to protecting towns and villages along the beaches from wrath tidal waves.