The new shopping mall will be part of a larger urban development project in Rabat’s Agdal neighborhood.
Rabat – The Moroccan National Railway Office (ONCF) has issued a call for bids to develop, market, and manage a new shopping mall beside the Rabat-Agdal train station.
ONCF is inviting companies to submit their applications before March 15.
The shopping center would be one part of an urban development project covering an area of 26,000-square meters. The development would also include hotels, offices, a business center residential complexes, and mixed-use complexes.
ONCF plans to equip its mall with a supermarket, restaurants, fast food establishments, leisure and service stores, home appliance decoration stores, apparel and shoe shops, and sports-related shops.
ONCF spent MAD 800 million building a new train station at Rabat-Agdal that was completed late in 2018. King Mohammed VI inaugurated the station in conjunction with the launch of the high speed train (LGV), or “Al Boraq,” that connects Casablanca to Tangier and makes a stop at Rabat-Agdal.
The government has improved infrastructure around the Rabat-Agdal station by paving and expanding roads. The government also changed the street lights, improved sidewalks, put in traffic signs, and added pedestrian crosswalks.
ONCF hopes the new shopping center will employ people in the local workforce serve as an entertainment center for locals in the Agdal neighborhood.