Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has granted US$322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help create design documents for the construction of the Air Traffic Control Centre at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra.
The grant agreement was signed by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Donald Teitelbaum and GCAA Director-General Air Commodore (Rtd) Kwame Mamphey at the US Embassy in Accra on 29 March, 2012.
A press release issued by the Embassy in Accra on Friday said the money would fund a technical assistance programme that would produce technical design drawings for the control centre.
"The technical assistance programme will also develop documents necessary for procuring the goods and services required to implement the construction project,” the release said.
The construction of the Air Traffic Control Centre would improve the capacity of the KIA and enhance aviation safety in the region.
The GCAA has selected LPA Group Incorporated, a transportation consulting firm based in Columbia, US, to carry out the technical assistance, the USTDA said.
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