Morocco is updating its economy performance by launching the first African super- high-speed rail line

By on November 15, 2018

The official launch of the first super- high-speed rail line  in Africa was given by the King of Morocco Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron.

al Boraq , the official name of this rail line was a $2 billion project  that was launched in September 2011 by the king of Morocco and Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, which jointly funded the line with several Arab states.

al Boraq will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of 320 km/h (199m/h) instead of almost 5 hours on a regular train. It will be inaugurated Thursday.

Morocco bought 12 high speed trains from French train manufacturer Alstom.

Economic observers who appreciate the importance of logistics and transport  infrastructures in accelerating the pace of economic growth expect that this emerging steps of Morocco  will lead to attracting more investments, in addition to improving tourism in the Kingdom

 

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