Rabat - Mohamed Rabie Khlie, the General Director of the National Office of Railroads (ONCF), met on February 16 with the local authorities of the region of Souss to discuss the future High-Speed Rail (HSR) between Marrakech and Agadir.
Rabat – Mohamed Rabie Khlie, the General Director of the National Office of Railroads (ONCF), met on February 16 with the local authorities of the region of Souss to discuss the future High-Speed Rail (HSR) between Marrakech and Agadir.
In the presence of Zineb El Adaoui, Wali of the Souss-Massa region and the presidents of the region’s communes, the officials put together the outline of the project.
The officials also discussed the main lines of the medium and long-term development plan for the configuration of the rail network.
For his part, Khlie presented the draft of the first conclusion of the construction study of the project, which was conducted with the assistance of a specialized firm.
During the meeting, the officials also discussed the positioning of the railway station, the route towards Agadir, and its continuation to the rest of Morocco’s southern provinces.
The HSL project was signed as a memorandum of understanding regarding Morocco-China railway cooperation during King Mohammed VI’s visit to Beijing on May 11, 2016.
Morocco and China have regularly met to increase cooperation and reviewe technical studies of the future high-speed railway.
This project is part of a major initiative to construct a railway linking Morocco to sub-Saharan Africa announced by the King during his speech for the 40th anniversary of the Green March in 2015 in Laayoune. “One of my ambitions,” stated the King, is to see a rail link between Tangier and Lagouira to connect Morocco with the rest of Africa.”