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Mediterranean Road Construction Project (II) Morocco


Titre : Mediterranean Road Construction Project (II) Morocco

Pays : Maroc

Durée : 2010 – 2011

The project will widen and reinforce existing roads as well as create bypasses along the Tétouan-El Jebha interval of the road connecting the major northern Moroccan city of Tangier and Saidia on the Algerian border. The project will help correct regional disparities by improvement of the local resident’s access to economic and social infrastructures. Phase (I) of this project was also funded by a Japanese ODA loan in September 2001. The loan will be allocated to the procurement of materials and equipment, civil works and consulting services. The project focuses on a portion of the wide-range infrastructures forming a portion of the Agadir-Cairo Development Corridor, which transverses North African nations.

Sandwiched between a complex shoreline and a steep mountainous belt, the target region for the Mediterranean Road Construction Project (II) presents difficult conditions, and the area lags socioeconomically because of the inadequate transportation network. The Mediterranean Road Construction Project (II) will stimulate the local economy by improving access with other regions. At the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), Japan announced support for regional infrastructure networks that connect multiple countries with major arterials for goods transportation as a driving force to accelerate growth and propel economic development in Africa. This project targets one segment of the regional infrastructure for the Agadir-Cairo Development Corridor, and the development is expected to affect not only the target region itself but North Africa overall.

Organisme d’exécution : Directorate of Roads, Ministry of Equipment and Transport

Montant du prêt : Amount (million yen) 8.455 billion yen

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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