Algeria Transport

Transport infrastructure in Algeria, which is the largest country in Africa, has been going through a process of transformation since the early 2000s, with tens of billions of euros channelled into infrastructure projects. In recent years, despite the pressures exerted on government spending as a consequence of declining hydrocarbons revenues, transport networks have remained an investment priority, as Algeria targets boosting domestic production and developing its non-oil economy. Numerous projects already under way are set to bring about major improvements in both domestic and international transport and logistics infrastructure, helping to boost the development of the wider economy, while potential new financing models may provide opportunities to further develop the sector in the coming years. This chapter contains interviews with Michael Hamelink, CEO, Aigle Azur; and Rachid Ghezlaoui, CEO, Transrafa.