Morocco has a road network of approximately 60,000 km, including 41,000 km of paved roads and more than 5,300 bridges. The main network includes highways, expressways, national, regional and provincial roads.

After building 11,236 km of roads over the period 1990-2005 through the National Program of Rural Roads I (PNRR), the Moroccan state initiated the PNRR II over the period 2005-2012. The PNRR II, over the period 2005-2012, made it possible to increase the accessibility rate to rural villages from 54% in 2005 to 80% in 2012 by building 15,500 km. The program included the development of 600 km of national roads, 500 km of regional roads, 7,600 km of provincial roads and 6,800 km of unclassified roads. The cost of the program was estimated at € 1 million. Still in this desire to open up rural populations, the Ministry of Equipment and Transport is preparing for the establishment of the third Rural Roads Program (PRR III).

Mohammed VI Bridge

The Mohammed VI Bridge is a Moroccan work of art with a length of 950 meters, allowing the Rabat bypass motorway to cross the Bouregreg river. It was designed in the shape of an arch symbolizing the new gates of Rabat and Salé and inaugurated by the King of Morocco Mohammed VI on July 7, 2016.

The first of its kind in Morocco, the work was carried out by the Chinese company China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group, which also participated in constructing the Kigamboni bridge in Tanzania, 680 meters long and inaugurated in April 2016. It is made of 1,000 km of wire and 3,200 tons of steel imported from China.

This achievement, the cost of which is estimated at 71 million euros, was partly financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB). According to the Moroccan authorities, around 20,000 vehicles can circulate there every day. The Rabat bypass motorway construction also required a multitude of engineering structures, including sixteen underpasses, fourteen overpasses, seven vehicle crossings, and two pedestrian crossings.

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