AMU revives Algeria-Tunisia-Morocco railway line project

  • 07 February 2019 / News / 303 / Africa-Bi1

AMU revives Algeria-Tunisia-Morocco railway line project

RABAT-The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) announced that it received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfD) to finance the preparations of a trans-Maghreb railway project linking Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

The secretariat general of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) announced, in a statement on Facebook, an international campaign to attract international investors to renovate railways linking Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

The secretariat is looking to hire an adviser “whose task is to accomplish the promotion of the study on the economic feasibility of the project, and to communicate with international banks, international companies, and public and private sector companies.”

The project would consist of renovating the 363-kilometer railway line between Morocco and Algeria and another 503-kilometer railway between Algeria and Tunisia.

It is worth mentioning that the  project was previously proposed in 2015 when  the general director of the Algerian National Railway Transport company (SNTF), Yacine Bendjaballah, talked about a high speed line linking the three countries.

source: Dz Breaking

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