With a capacity of more than 2,000 passengers per day, an 11 million dirham infrastructure project is about to be constructed in Dakhla.
The construction of a new bus station in Dakhla was conceived by a partnership between the Agency for Socio-Economic Advancement of the southern provinces, the Department of Local Government, the City Council, the Council of the Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira Region and the prefecture of Dakhla. The new infrastructure in the wake of the projects launched in the southern provinces of the Kingdom to strengthen the economic and social gains of the region.
This infrastructure of high quality standards was recently inaugurated by the Wali of the Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira, Lamine Benomar and it includes arrival and departure halls, desks, a cafeteria, a prayer hall, a police station, an infirmary and a bus stop. A partnership agreement for effective management signed between the province, the City Council, the National Society of Transport and Logistics Companies and two users.
This project falls within the outline of urban upgrading of the city to improve the lives of citizens and the consolidation of vehicles for sustainable human development. This station comes after a long wait of citizens and transport operators to support the increasing flow of travelers.
The said station is an addition to infrastructure projects that are underway and concentration including urban redevelopment, restructuring of housing and under-equipped neighborhoods, improvement and expansion of the road network, port expansion, creation of new hotel units and the construction of a new industrial area.
This dynamic renovation is part of a global vision to redefine the image of the Saharan town and upgrade its infrastructure to contribute to the improvement of the lives of citizens. Dakhla aims to create 3,200 additional beds for the overall accommodation capacity and to reach 3,800 beds and attract 114,000 tourists by 2020.