Minister Amara: the LGV Kenitra-Marrakech Project Will Cost 40 Billion DH

The Minister of Transport and Logistics, Abdelkader Amara, said Tuesday in Rabat, that the project of the high-speed railway line (LGV), planned to link Kenitra and Marrakech, will require a budget of 40 billion DH.

Mr. Amara added, in response to an oral question from the Authenticity and Modernity group on “rail links in the southern provinces”, that the LGV project between Marrakech and Agadir will require 40 billion DH, as part of the “railway program by 2040”.

He also said that the total budget will reach nearly 100 billion DH, highlighting the progress of detailed technical studies, especially in the second line Marrakech-Agadir.

In response to another oral question from the group of the National Rally of Independents on “the revision of the management of mixed transport approvals”, Mr. Amara said that 3831 licenses have been awarded to mixed transport, and that only 29% are operated.

The Minister said that the region of Beni Mellal-Khenifra is ranked first in terms of the number of licenses granted, which reached 565, with 15% operated. It is followed by the region of Drâa-Tafilalet (409 licenses and 55% operated), then Marrakech-Safi (534 licenses, 155 operated).

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