Rabat - Morocco has recently shifted into high gear in the construction of its road infrastructure. As of 2016, Morocco has reached 1772 kilometers of highways.
Rabat – Morocco has recently shifted into high gear in the construction of its road infrastructure. As of 2016, Morocco has reached 1772 kilometers of highways.
The number was announced by Anwar Benazzouz, the General Director of the Moroccan motorway operator Autoroutes du Maroc (ADM) Thursday at a press conference in Rabat for the presentation of the company’s annual results of 2015.
Currently, ADM builds, maintains and operates a motorway network of 1800 kilometers in total. According to the statistics made public during the press conference, Morocco’s motorway network comprised 1588 kilometers in use by December 31, 2015 and 184 kilometers are under construction. The rest is programmed for the medium term, as explained by the company’s representative.
The motorway connecting Berrechid and Khouribga was inaugurated in 2015, while the Rabat-Sale bypass (42 km) and Safi-Al Jadida (143 km) are still in the terminal phase of construction. The Deputy Minister for Transport, Mohamed Najib Boulif, announced on Wednesday, May 11 that the highway bypassing Rabat and Sale and its landmark cable-stayed bridge would be inaugurated for traffic use in June.
The average daily traffic amounted to 18.9 million vehicles per day in 2015, which represents an increase of 8.1% compared to 2014.This traffic has generated a revenue of 2,319 million dirhams, an increase of 9.7% compared to 2014, according to the ADM.
Despite the increase in traffic, ADM’s net income is, however, still in deficit as explained by the company. December 31, 2015 marked a loss of 2,150 million dirhams, compared to 1.114 million dirhams in 2014.