Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Ghana buys land near Cote d'Ivoire border for gas-processing plant
The Ghanaian government has purchased a 27.2km sq plot of land near the border with Cote d'Ivoire to build a US$1.2 billion (GH¢1.76 billion) gas-processing plant, part of the Bonyere gas project.
Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has been reported as saying the land was acquired after the government resolved a dispute with the residents of Bonyere, Western Nzema, where the plant will be constructed.
Under the government's gas industrialisation project, a 150km gas pipeline will be laid from Bonyere to the Anoadze Thermal plant in order to increase the country's capacity to generate more energy, and ensure a stable electricity supply.
There are also plans to establish a multi-million dollar fertiliser processing plant in the Western Region, which, once completed, would be able to process 300 million cubic feet of gas daily from the Jubilee field.
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