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Chahed calls for acceleration of RFR project

Published the:  24/04/2017

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(TAP) - The President of the Government Youssef Chahed, on Monday, stressed the need to accelerate the rapid rail network (RFR) project so that it will be ready as soon as possible, announces a statement from the Prime Ministry.

Speaking at a meeting with the project steering committee in the Government Palace in the Kasbah, Chahed emphasised the importance of this project in the consolidation of public transport services and its adequacy with the urban development of the capital, in addition to its role in strengthening economic and social development.

Several regions with high urban density will benefit from the services of the RFR, such as Borj Cedria, Manouba, Boukatfa, El Gobaa, Ezzouhour, Mellassine, Zahrouni, Sijoumi, Mnihla, Bir El Kasaa, Fouchana, Mhammedia, Bourjel and Ariana North.

The RFR lines, costing 3,200 million dinars (MD), cover 86 km and will transport 600,000 passengers