TINDOUF – Sunday, 10 December 2023 (APS) – Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Brahim Merad said Saturday, in Tindouf, that the progress of the project works of the two Algerian-Mauritanian border crossings has reached 99.6%, which will be soon delivered.

While inspecting the project works, at the end of a working visit to this border province, Merad underlined that “the project of the two Algerian-Mauritanian land border crossings is being finalized, in anticipation of their inauguration before of the end of current year.”

The aforementioned “border crossings are very promising for trading between Algeria and Mauritania,” said the minister, adding that “the execution of this project was entrusted to Algeria as part of the cooperation and good neighborhood relations between the two brotherly countries, under the strategy adopted by the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

He underlined that this project, executed in a short period of time by Algerians, “will enable the creation of the free-exchange area announced by the President of the Republic,” stressing that “the far-reaching projects carried out in the province of Tindouf, like the exploitation of Gara Djebilet and the railway line, will give an unprecedented fresh impetus to this region.”

“Tindouf will become an exceptional economic pole thanks to the President of the Republic’s wise policy,” he pointed out.

While inspecting the project’s construction site, budgeted at DZD3.5 billion, the ministerial delegation listened to a presentation on the progress of the works and the different execution phases.