Algeria's East-West motorway to open end 2011

11 August 2011

Project initially due to open in 2009

Algeria’s $11bn East-West motorway will be fully complete by the end of 2011.

The highway will link Algeria with Morocco and Tunisia.

Public Works Minister, Amar Ghoul, says a large part of this 1,216-kilometre project has already been completed. A few sections are still under construction in the Constantine and Skikda areas on the country’s border with Tunisia.

On 10 August, Ghoul opened a 70-kilometre stretch of the motorway that runs from Guelma to Skikda.

The motorway was initially due to be complete in 2009, but suffered construction delays. The client is the government’s Agence National des Autoroutes.

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