Morocco Transport

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As Morocco’s main urban centres become increasingly congested in the face of population growth, economic development and migration from rural areas, the need for improved urban transport systems has become more acute. Authorities have reacted by ramping up investment policy interventions in recent years. Notable projects include new or...

 

Improved connectivity is a key pillar of Morocco’s economic development strategy. Internally, better road and rail links can improve the business environment by reducing transport costs and spreading economic development nationwide. Upgrades will prove particularly effective in bringing investment to more isolated regions. Externally, the...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Morocco 2018

Improved connectivity is a key pillar of Morocco’s economic development strategy. The strategic decision to locate special economic zones close to the main intercontinental ports has boosted activity, and there are calls to develop additional zones beside the country’s airports. Moreover, internally, road and rail links can improve the business environment by reducing transport costs and...

Morocco has long been recognised as one of the most advanced nations in Africa due to its strategic location and sizeable diaspora community, as well as its well-developed manufacturing sector, mining industry and agricultural output.

 

Over the past decade efforts to improve intercity rail links have intensified, with the authorities investing heavily to increase capacity and coverage across the kingdom. Between 2010 and 2015, the government invested Dh34bn (€3.1bn) in the segment, up from Dh18bn (€1.7bn) between 2005 and 2009, and Dh7bn (€641.8m) during the 2002-05 period,...

 

As the Moroccan transport sector has taken off in recent years, the government has embarked on an ambitious plan to cut costs and improve the sector, expanding port capacity, creating logistical zones and improving domestic distribution infrastructure, including Customs systems, multimodal connections and dry ports.

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