Morocco’s Rail projects upgraded to support its economic boom

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One important railway line Oujda-Fez has been reinforced and modernized renewing the Morocco’s Rail projects upgraded to support its economic boom100km ( 30 pc of the Fez- Oujda line) of track and the electrification project of the 119km section between Fez and Taza and as well as upgrading structures for heavier trains, that amounted to around Dh900 million in the initial phase of the project. The railway line intended to provide this major axis with the modern infrastructure enabling it to accommodate the substantial flow of traffic in the best conditions of safety and comfort.
The structuring projects involve the upgrading and electrification projects of the 120km, strengthening infrastructure (tunnels, bridges, technical buildings) and setting up substations are part of the 2010-2015 contract programme signed between the Government and the National Railwy Office (ONCF). The project is expected a duration of about 800,000 working days during the construction phase and more than 70 jobs during the operation phase. The construction of a new-generation passenger is a highlight, which can accommodate an estimated 1.5 million passengers by 2020 against 800,000 at the present. Also it is ultimately expected to carry traffic between Morocco and Algeria.
The Oujda Urba Pole is part of the restructuring of the city of Oujda to provide the city with an integrated urban project that will boost a high quality urban dynamic. On the Algerian side of the frontier a 130 km line is currently under construction from Oued Tlelat to Tlemcen, the first phase of the project and the second phase will extend the line to the Moroccan border near Oujda. This Moroccan city of Oujda stands in a very strategic region in which its geographic situation is not far from Spain, the Algerian borders and influences the Arabic and the European culture.