Posted by: AFRICAN MANAGER
The project of the trans-Maghreb train linking Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco is back on the table.
Lotfi Sebouai, the director of basic infrastructure in the Maghreb Union, told the CNN Arabic website that the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to finance the feasibility study for the project. It will disburse $ 1.7 billion for this purpose.
The project will include, according to the same official, a section linking Fez to Tangier, Morocco, to the Algerian border. Then a second line will connect the Moroccan border to Oran.
The third section will start from Souk-Ahras to the Tunisian city of Ghar Eddima.
A fourth section should connect the north of Algeria with that of Tunisia.
But the rehabilitation of the existing lines seems to be complicated because of the difficult terrain…