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Morocco to begin construction of a new TGV high-speed rail link

Moroccan government is set to kick off the construction of a new TGV high-speed rail that will connect Casablanca with Rabat and Tangiers.

According to a report published by BBC, “the agreement between France and Morocco to build the line was signed during Mr Sarkozy’s first state visit to the country in October 2007.”

Although the trains are due to start operations by 2015, critics say that the project estimated to be $4bn (£2.5bn) is a waste of the country’s resources.

However, “the Moroccan government says the project will further enhance economic relations between the two countries.”

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Source: BBC Africa

Post Author: Jen Ehidiamen

A professional journalist and emerging writer, Jen Ehidiamen is committed to exploring and using the Media as an advocacy tool for Youth development and empowerment. Her passion for youth development is also reflected in her column called “Dis Generation” in The Nation newspaper. She is currently CP-Africa's Features Editor.

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