Tapping from China’s experience… Where innovation boosts tourism

By Edmund Smith-Asante, ACCRA / SHANGHAI

Lovely view of Shanghai city from the 118th floor on the tower

We bubbled with excitement as we traveled to Akosombo for a cruise on the Volta Lake on board a leisure boat – the MV Dodi Princess, owned and managed by the Akosombo Hotels Limited (Volta Hotel) in 2010.

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Life at the riverside at Ada

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BIG ADA

A fisherman scoops water out of his canoe

I saw more than three come sailing by but they were neither crafts nor ships. They were simple canoes that ferried indigenes living at the banks of the long stretching and winding river at Big Ada in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region.

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China’s US$60 billion new petal-shaped airport versus Ghana’s $400 million airport expansion project

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING / ACCRA

A glimpse of the airport when completed. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.JPGA 400 billion RMB (US$60.68 billion) new international airport covering an area of 45 kilometres squared (km2) is currently under construction in China and scheduled to be fully completed by July 2019.

During a visit to the site on February 23, 2017, President Xi Jinping said the new airport would become the new powerhouse for the development of China.

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Catching up with the world’s fastest train

By Edmund Smith-Asante, ACCRA / SHANGHAI

The Fuxin High Speed Train

To avoid the intense traffic and make it on time for that crucial meeting scheduled to start in 45 minutes we all decided to park our cars and move to the venue by train.

A train arrived and left for the centre of town every 15 minutes at all the various stops and train stations, and so although we all lived far apart in different parts of the city, we all expected to meet in the office 10 minutes before time.

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