Dakhla: Projects to Strengthen Dakhla Road Infrastructure

The national route N1, which connects Dakhla to El Argoub in southern Morocco, will be expanded, the Moroccan government stated on Thursday.

Along with other local officials, including Lamine Benomar, the governor of the Dakhla Oued Eddahab area, the 40-kilometer infrastructure road extension was officially opened by Minister of Equipment Nizar Baraka.

The project will be carried out in two phases, with the first requiring the construction of a first segment spanning 20 kilometers with an estimated cost of MAD 47.6 million ($4.44 million). Within a year, the infrastructural work is anticipated to be finished.

The next 20 kilometers would be covered by the second phase, which would cost MAD 59 million ($5.51 million).

The undertaking is a component of Morocco’s development programs to upgrade the socioeconomic conditions and physical infrastructure of its southern provinces.

The equipment minister also unveiled plans for strengthening and enlarging a provincial road that connects Dakhla and Bir Anzarane over a distance of 25 kilometers and has an investment budget of about MAD 16.27 million ($1.52 million) during his visit to Dakhla.

The projects were introduced a few days after the Green March, a significant occasion in Moroccan history, celebrated its 47th anniversary.

King Mohammed VI stressed the significance of the development initiatives the nation started in 2015 to create jobs and investment possibilities as well as to provide the area with essential infrastructure and services during a speech honoring the Green March anniversary.

The projects, in the King’s words, “represent an ambitious program that answers to the needs and ambitions of the residents of our southern provinces.”

The king noted that the country of North Africa has been sponsoring significant development initiatives in the southern provinces with a budget of more than MAD 77 billion ($7.1 billion).

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