Concession contracts, most likely to be awarded on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, will be granted for: a western section between the Moroccan border and Khemis Meliana, east of Chlef; a central section as far as Bordj Bou Arreridj near Setif; and an eastern stretch up to the Tunisian border.

Just over 100 kilometres of the highway is already complete, with a further 200 kilometres under construction. The six-lane road will support 90 per cent of Algeria’s overland trade and form part of the planned trans-Maghreb highway. The client is the Agence National des Autoroutes.