African Development Bank team in Rabat to discuss highway plan

Published March 15th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A delegation from the African Development Bank (ADB) has met in Rabat with several Moroccan officials, including Prime Minister Abderrahman Youssoufi, regarding a program to develop the Moroccan road network. Morocco has requested that the third phase of the project be funded by the ADB. 


During the meetings, presentations were made by Karim Ghallab, the director of roads at the Moroccan ministry of infrastructure, and Othmane Fassi Fihri, director general of the Moroccan motorway company (ADM). They provided a general overview of the country’s long-term highway plan, which was first introduced in the 1980s. Forty percent of the roads included in this plan have already been built, they said. 


The new program involved the construct of 1,500 km of highways, and should be complete. The two routes involved are the north-south Tangier-Agadir road and the east-west road linking Rabat, Fez and Oujda. – (Albawaba-MEBG) 


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