Chinese company delivers final section of Algeria's landmark highway
A landmark Algerian highway connecting 17 provinces has been completed, with China's CITIC Construction delivering the final 84-kilometer section on Saturday. The final leg of the 1,216-kilometer-long East-West Highway project stretches from Drean in the easternmost province of El Tarf to the town of Raml Souk bordering Tunisia. Chinese engineers completed the project on time facing down challenges like high roadbed filling and landslides.
Algerian Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane hailed the highway's strategic significance in substantially facilitating people's travel and promoting economic exchanges between Algeria and Tunisia. Praising the "exceptional quality of work," he said Algerian engineers and technicians gained valuable hands-on experience from building the highway.