Eastern , Greater Accra , Volta
Ministry of Railways Development
The Eastern Railway Line links Accra to Kumasi with a branch line from Achimota to Tema port. The total track length is 330 km, and the gauge is 1,067 mm. Apart from the stretch from Accra to Nsawam and Accra to Tema which are being used for passenger traffic, the line is currently not operational due to its poor state. The reconstruction of the Eastern Railway Line will include financing, development and operation of the 330km line and will include the provision of rolling stock, station upgrades, signalling and communication equipment.
Benefits of the Eastern Railway Line Project It is expected that the Eastern Railway Line when implemented would:
The concept is to develop the Eastern Railway Line to modern standards in order to provide an alternative, faster, safer and more efficient mode for transportation of freight from Tema Port to an Inland Port at Boankra. In addition, it is being proposed to use the re-constructed Eastern Railway Line for passenger service from Tema Port/Accra to Kumasi hence the reason for using Kumasi as the destination for the Railway Line
Given that developing the Eastern Railway line requires a lot of capital investment and has significant associated risks, we have proposed a Lease Contract (landlord model) where Government provides all the basic railway infrastructure whilst the private party provides the rolling stock, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure for the specified contract duration.
Responsibilities for the Eastern Railway Line under the Lease Contract Structure include:
The private party in this agreement bears the demand and revenue risk and will be responsible for the collection of proposed tariffs based on user charges which will be agreed with the respective regulatory authority. The private party thus is remunerated from the tariffs (user charges) that is collected from end-users of the railway infrastructure and services. The private party will have to be efficient and innovative in its operations in ensuring that it generates enough revenue from its commercial activities. In addition to providing the Railway Line infrastructure for the project, Government is also expected to subsidise the passengers services mainly for socio-economic reasons rather than financial reasons considering the passenger service is generally unprofitable to run.
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Transaction Advisory Services for the Development of Boankra Inland Port and Eastern Railway Line Project on PPP Basis
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REPUBLIC OF GHANA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS DEVELOPMENT AND GHANA RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE EASTERN RAILWAY LINE PROJECT ON A BUILD OPERATE TRANSFER (BOT) BASIS REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE TENDERING (ICT) The Government of Ghana (“GoG”) has re-emphasised the need to involve the private sector in the development of public infrastructure by promoting a robust PPP agenda. In this regard, GoG, through the Ministry of Railways Development (“MoRD”) and the Ghana Railway Development Authority (“GRDA”), intends to pursue a PPP arrangement for the development of the Eastern Railway Line (i.e. from Accra to Kumasi and a branch line from Achimota to Tema) on a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis. The development of this project will be guided by the National PPP Policy dated June 2011. The concept is to develop the Eastern Railway Line (i.e. from Tema Port/Accra to Kumasi) to modern standards in order to provide an alternative, faster, safer and more efficient mode of transportation for freight and passenger services. The implementation of the Eastern Railway Line Project will include the financing, development, construction, operation and maintenance of the 330km line as well as the provision of rolling stock, station upgrades, signalling and communication equipment. It is expected that the Eastern Railway Line Project when implemented would: Provide an efficient and safer alternative to the road network, which is already congested; Enhance Ghana’s role as a transit corridor to landlocked neighbouring countries; Enhance socio-economic and commercial development in the Ashanti Region and the Eastern Corridor; and; Improve services to customers and reduce the cost of transport especially in trade to and from the hinterland and the Northern regions of Ghana. GoG through the MoRD is therefore inviting prospective bidders (“firms”) to express their interest for the development of this PPP Project. The Expression of Interest should demonstrate the following: The financial strength/capacity of the prospective bidder; The prospective bidder’s technical experience/capacity in carrying out the above project on a BoT basis; and Past experience of similar project. Bidders may form consortiums with other firms to enhance their qualification and must include significant level of Ghanaian participation. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 17:00 hours GMT, Monday through Friday: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. No. +233 (0) 302904840 +233 (0) 302904841 +233 (0) 302904855 +233 (0) 302904850 One (1) Original copy and five (5) Photocopies of the Expressions of Interest must be hand-delivered to the address below by 15:00 hours GMT on Friday, 23rd February 2018. The envelope must be clearly labeled on the outside ‘Expression of Interest for Development of the Eastern Railway Line Project on a Build Operate Transfer Basis and addressed to: THE HON. MINISTER MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS DEVELOPMENT 3RD FLOOR P.O. BOX MB 453, MINISTRIES ACCRA, GHANA