Securing border areas contingent on establishing basic infrastructures

APS - 05 January 2019

TAMANRASSET (Algeria)- Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui said Saturday securing border areas is dependent on establishing basic infrastructures.

"Securing border areas is contingent on establishing basic infrastructures necessary under the State strategy for developing border areas and addressing local population's expectations," Bedoui said while launching the second section of the 207-km road between Tin-Zaouatine, Tamanrasset (1970-km south of Algiers) and Silet.

The minister made, on a three-day working visit to the province of Tamanrasset, is accompanied by a ministerial delegation, made up of Minister of Public Works Abdelghani Zaalane, Minister of Transport and Trade Said Djellab, the secretary general of the minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Said Harbane.

Bedoui stressed the need for skill development for those working in public worrks and transport sector, through personnel transfer to different parts of the country to allow those executives getting more expertise in the field.

Bedoui insisted on abiding by the standards in the use of cement in infrastructure projects in the Saharan regions to ensure the sustainability of the facilities.

The first section (367km-long) of the main road (Tin-Zaouatine and Silet) is under construction.

The second section is being built by five public companies.