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Algeria East–West Highway

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Algeria East–West Highway

East–West Highway
Construction near Aïn Turk
The East-West Highway (Arabic: الطريق السيار شرق-غرب‎), is a major new infrastructure project in Algeria. The project to build a six-lane highway across Algeria was launched in 2007, and is claimed to be one of the largest public works projects in the world.[1] Construction is being undertaken by a complex consortium of international suppliers, and there have been concerns about corruption, waste, and delays.[2][3]

The project has been costed at 11 billion dollars.


The highway runs 1,216 km (756 mi) from the Moroccan border to the Tunisian border, connecting Algeria's major coastal cities.[4] The Algeria East- West highway was the first stage of Algeria five years plan which included speanding US$ 40.9 billion on modernisation of road networks and increasing ports capacity.


  1. ^ "East-West Highway - Road Traffic Technology". Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  2. ^ "East-West Highway to trouble publisher =Africa-Asia Confidential". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Echorouk Online - Delayed development projects cost Algeria a loss of 10.5 billion dollars". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Construction of East West Highway in Algeria". 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 

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