The Ministry of Infrastructure has recently confirmed the launch before the end of 2014 studies for the construction of new sections for a total length of 1,800 km. Marrakech, Fes, Fez, Tetouan, Essaouira and Safi.
Moroccan construction companies recuperate their enthusiasm when these highway projects announced the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and logistics give them great expectations.
A new network of almost 1,800 miles! The Minister has already explained that the current network, 1,500 km long, is approximated to reach 1,800 km in 2015 with the completion of the commissioning of the sections currently under construction.
This is the case of sections Berrechid-Khouribga-Safi and El Jadida in addition to the new bypass Rabat. But this is not all. According to the Minister of Infrastructure, serious studies are already underway and others will be by the end of 2014 to develop a new highway program for the next 10 or 15 years.
The section Berrechid-Beni Mellal, now operational half (only the portion Khouribga, Beni Mellal was completed and commissioning), is perfectly justified since connects the Atlantic axis to agricultural and economic region larger .
The axis-Fes Marrakech via Beni Mellal is also among the most important for the economy in terms of flows of goods and travelers. In the jargon, this Fes Marrakech-axis is called the dorsal and should follow the western flank of the High and Middle Atlas passing after Beni Mellal, not far from Khenifra, Azrou before connecting, at Fez to the axis Rabat-Oujda.
The other section which also seems sorely lacking in the current schema is the armature linking Fez or Meknes, North, namely Tangier and Tetouan. On the Atlantic coast, this time, the extension of the El Jadida-Safi to Essaouira highway is almost natural. If the idea of the first three sections is already in the air for some time, others may also make their appearance for the first time in the ADM projects.
This is the case, for example, a Khémisset Casablanca direct connection to prevent users visiting Fez or Meknes Casablanca passage forced by Rabat. Further east, one can also cite the section linking Nador to Fes-Oujda axis. The importance of this connection is no longer to prove given the major projects that are emerging today in the city of Nador. ONCF has already commissioned its line to Nador.
In the meantime, the private sector, he has already begun to position themselves in the context of the launch of major infrastructure projects. Officials of the federation of the sector, FNBTP, were also eager to address a first correspondence from the ministry where they share their hopes that these projects benefit first Moroccan companies.