Rabat, Morocco (TMT)-King Mohammed VI inaugurated yesterday the Rabat motorway bypass, a major infrastructure project carried out for an amount of 3.2 billion dirhams, Morocco’s state news Agency La MAP reported.
During the inauguration ceremony, the Moroccan monarch named the bypass’s bridge the “Mohammed VI Bridge”.
The Mohammed VI Bridge is now the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa.
“The motorway will help alleviate traffic in the cities of Rabat and Salé, reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and generate economic benefits for the two cities,” La MAP reported.
The bridge is 950 meter long with two 200 meter-high main towers.
The cost of the construction were financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the National Company of Motorways in Morocco (French acronym ADM).
The Moroccan Times.