Transport & Urban Development

For many years, the development of Imbaba has been informal and spontaneous. Its current structures are overloaded due to a rapid population growth. The Imbaba Urban Upgrading Project builds upon the on-going efforts by the Giza Governorate to convert a former airport in Imbaba into a vibrant urban centre. It aims to show how a major change in land use and urban development in a complex and difficult context can help to improve the future not only of Imbaba’s inhabitants, but also of Cairo as a whole.

The Project will strengthen the integration of Imbaba with the entire city of Cairo by p...

A closer integration between the transport markets of the Mediterranean will make transport connections faster, cheaper and more efficient to the benefit of citizens and businesses.

The “North-South corridor”, from the Syrian Border to the Port of Aqaba (509 km), is the main rail line of this proposed network, connecting the national capital of Amman, the surrounding logistics centres, and the nation’s gateway port of Aqaba. The North‐South Line, which has been identified as the regional component of the Jordanian Railway Network, is of utmost relevance for the future Trans-Mediterranean Tr...

The “Central Section of Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis” project aims at completing the missing links of the Central Section of the Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis, connecting the Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian national motorway networks. The project will provide a continuous motorway corridor from Agadir (Morocco) to Ras Jedir (Tunisian-Libyan border).

The sections are to be completed by the construction of a dual carriage motorway with at least two lanes running parallel to the Maghreb coast are Oujda (Morocco) – Algerian border (22 Km), and Bou Salem (Tunisia) – Algerian border (80 Km)....

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean was given the mandate to coordinate the creation of the “Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy” after the First Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, held in Strasbourg in November 2011. The Strategy includes:

  •  A guidance framework for sustainable Euro-Mediterranean cities and territories enabling a shared perspective in urban and territorial strategies. The guidance framework includes the principles and core values of a balanced sustainable urban development that integrates social, cultural and ...

The current lack of qualified staff, adequate training programmes and harmonized logistics systems hinders a smooth trade flow in the Mediterranean region.

“LOGISMED Training Activities (LOGISMED –TA)” will reinforce the transport sector and will enhance the competitiveness of the logistics in the region, complementing existing training programmes and supporting the Mediterranean countries in their efforts to improve the qualifications of the personnel in the sector.

With a national and regional approach, LOGISMED-TA aims at:

  • Increasing the training offer and improving the level of...