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Morocco launches $742m infrastructure projectsFriday, January 29, 2016 > 09:21:12
Morocco has announced the start of several key infrastructure projects in its economic capital Casablanca including the construction of the second line of tramway and extension of the first line besides development of the city road network and building of a tunnel on the national highway RN1 in direction of Al jadida and two bypass roads, said a report.
King Mohammed VI launched these projects in the prefecture of Ain Sbaa-Hay Mohammadi districts in Casablanca as part of the 2015-2020 strategic development plan for the city, reported the allafrica.com.
The expansion of Casablanca tramway network, which is worth Moroccan dirham 4.28 billion ($426 million), aims to gradually reach 110 km-long network over the next six years.
The Casablanca road network, which is set to be developed at a cost of MAD3.17 billion ($316 million), is expected to be ready by 2020.
The bypass roads and the tunnel aim notably to find solutions to traffic jam at the south-eastern gate of Casablanca, guarantee the continuity of the Rabat Al Jadida and Casablanca-Mohammed V International Airport road, and establish direct access to the Casablanca Finance City from the airport, said the report.
All these projectsare designed to improve the living conditions of local population and accompany the demographic and urban development in Casablanca, it added.