Algeria: New motorway and a high-speed train being planned
25 August 2009
A high-speed train is going to be linking the cities of Setif and Jijel in Algeria, with an operating speed of 220 km/h, according to a report released this weekend.
The daily El Moudjahid published the invitation to tender on Sunday, 23 August 2009, with the aim of drawing in engineering agencies and issued by Anesfif, the national agency for technical design and railway investment supervision.
A motorway is also going to be built between the two cities, for which the work will be carried out by Italian companies.
The aim of these major projects is to provide Jiliel with the status of an international economic centre, so facilitating commercial links between Algeria and the rest of the world by way of its port.
The linking of the two cities is likewise intended to become a factor in the development of the entire Algerian State.
At the moment the exact date for the railway and motorway to go into service is still not known.<br/>