Morocco gets $112.3m AfDB loan for intercity rail upgrade | Railway-Technology.com
Morocco is expanding transportation infrastructure with help from the African Development Bank:
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $112.3m loan for infrastructure improvements in Morocco, including doubling the 142km stretch of the Tangier-Casablanca-Marrakech railway line.
Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF) will use the funds to build a second track on the line between Settat and Marrakech.
The work would save time and allow increased passenger and freight traffic between Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital, and Marrakech, its main tourist centre.
Work under the project is scheduled to be completed by 2020, following which the annual passenger volume is expected to increase from the current 4.5 million to more than 7.4 million…[FULL STORY]