Context and objectives
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).
In conjunction with the completion of the infrastructure, the Central Maghreb countries are willing to work together in a coordinated manner with the GTMO 5+5 and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), for the management of the axis, and to ensure complete interoperability and a high-quality service that will provide the same standards all along the axis.
The project will improve transport conditions, reducing travel times and the number of accidents.
The project is of strategic importance to the Euro-Mediterranean region as it will strengthen the Trans-Maghreb motorway, which is part of the Trans-Mediterranean Transport Network (TMN-T) and a major Maghreb road corridor.
Next steps include the completion of the project design by Morocco and Tunisia, and laying the groundwork for the related fundraising plan.
The Central Section of Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis project is promoted by CETMO (Centre d’Etudes des Transports pour la Méditerranée Occidentale) and the Secretariat of the Group of Ministers of Transport of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO 5+5).
The members of the GTMO are transport ministers from ten countries (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) and the European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport.
Governments of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
More than 80 million people from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
– The Central Section of Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis project will provide a continuous motorway corridor from Agadir (Morocco) to Ras Jedir (Tunisian-Libyan border).
– It will ensure a high-quality service that provides the same standards all along the axis.
– The project will facilitate regional trade, thus improving socio-economic development in the Maghreb region.
The construction of 102 km (22 km in Morocco and 80 km in Tunisia) of motorway of at least two lanes running parallel to the Maghreb coast, which will complete the central section of the trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis, thus linking the major cities of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
More than 80 million people will benefit from improved transport conditions, reduced travel times and reduced number of accidents.
Increased regional trade, and thereby socio-economic development in the region.