Algeria Transport

As a result of high oil revenues over the past decade, Algeria’s transport infrastructure has been significantly overhauled, benefitting from generous public sector spending. During the 2010-14 period, the government allocated €30.1bn to be used for road expansion and maintenance, as well as improvements in port infrastructure, with an extra €27.2bn invested in the railway sector and air transport infrastructure. This sort of capital-intensive spending is likely to continue, even as the state sees a drop in oil revenues, its primary income. More crucially, the government is gradually shifting attention to soft infrastructure to ensure that processes and execution keep pace with capacity upgrades.

This chapter contains an interview with Amar Ghoul, Minister of Transport.