The Moroccan Government, through the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, will launch the country's first PPP projects in the transportation sector in 2016.
Specifically the Ministry is currently developing studies and tenders processes on over 20 PPPs in several sectors such as roads, railways and ports.
The road projects to be developed under this PPP program include the Guercif-Nador West Med, Tanger-Tétouan, Safi-Marrakech, Béni Mellal-Fès-Meknès and Agadir-Guelmim motorways. The government also plans to carry out the regional railway of Casablanca and new airports in Marrakech, Tanger and Benslimane.
Regarding ports, the government plans to develop the Nador West Med, Kénitra Atlantique and Dakhla Atlantique. The Kenitra Atlantique port PPP project, which is expected to have a total investment of US$822 million, has been boosted by the decision by PSA Peugeot Citroën to create a production site in Kenitra.
The government is also evaluating several locations to carry out logistic hubs and it is developing a national test laboratory for vehicles.