Economics Affairs

5th International Transport, Logistics Exhibition opens in Algiers

APS - 12 February 2018

ALGIERS- Minister of Public Works and Transport Abdelghani Zaalane inaugurated Monday, in Algiers, the 5th International Transport and Logistics Exhibition "Algeria infrastructure 2018". This economic event, to be held from 12 to 14 February at the Exhibition Centre, is marked by the participation of about 100 national and foreign exhibitors from the Netherlands (guest of honor), South Africa, China, France and Switzerland.

5th International Transport, Logistics Exhibition opens Monday in Algiers with the participation of about 100 national and foreign exhibitors from the Netherlands, South Africa, China, France and Switzerland.

National companies coming under the sector of transport and transport infrastructures are participating in this exhibition, namely the Company of Algiers' Subway (EMA), the National Rail Transport Company (SNTF), Algiers Airport Company, the Public Company of Urban and Sub-Urban Transport (ETUSA) and the port companies of Ghazaouet, Mostaganem, Oran and Tenes.

In a press briefing held following the inauguration of the exhibition, the minister, who was accompanied by the Netherlands' ambassador to Algiers, said that transport and logistics are "vital" sectors and closely 'linked" having " decisive role" in achieving economic momentum and increasing trading.

The development of these two sections contributed to the improvement of Algeria's ranking in logistics thanks to some important projects which are part of the programme of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

These projects comprises, according to him, the modernization and extension of commercial ports, connection of ports to means of transport, connection and industrial zones and activity areas and several production companies to railway networks, the construction of freight centers in airports as well as the opening of air and maritime transport to freight for national operators.