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Ghana Signs Huge Deal to Buy Trains From China

Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, signed the agreement with DongFang Electric International in Accra on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Photo via ModernGhana.

Ghana’s Railway Minister Joe Ghartey signed a $235 million agreement on Tuesday to buy dozens of locomotives and passenger trains from the state-owned Chinese company DongFang Electric International.

All of the new trains will be standard gauge compliant, similar to rail standards in Kenya, China, and Ethiopia where the Chinese have built standard gauge railways and sold SGR trains.

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