The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Société de développement local Agadir Mobilité, signed Thursday in Agadir, a loan agreement of 33 million euros (344.8MDH), for the partial financing of the realization underway. the first High Level Service Bus line (Amalway Agadir Trambus).
On the sidelines of the signing ceremony of the agreement for this loan, the director of the Agadir Mobilité local development company, Abdelouahed El Kassimi, indicated that this credit complements the budgetary envelope required for this environmental project, noting that this project is fiancé by the Support Fund for Transport Reforms (FART) in partnership with the Council of the Souss-Massa region and the Municipal Council of Agadir.
For his part, the president of the Souss-Massa region, Karim Achengli stressed that Amalway Agadir Trambus is a modern project that will bring added value to the city of Agadir, noting that the signing of this loan agreement reflects the quality of relations between Morocco and France, in particular cooperation with AFD.
For her part, the French Ambassador to Morocco, Hélène Le Gal, affirmed that the contribution to the financing of the Agadir BHNS is part of AFD’s support for reforms aimed at strengthening decentralization. across the Kingdom, noting that this project is likely to bring together transport services for the benefit of the population and also contribute to the fight against pollution.
The construction of the Agadir BHNS, a project that is part of the Agadir Urban Development Program 2020-2024, launched by HM King Mohammed VI, will offer residents and visitors a new travel offer on the territory and will allow everyone to choose their mode of travel thanks to a complete quality offer, coupled with service to the city’s key neighborhoods and urban areas.
The Amalway Trambus will improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of Greater Agadir and promote sustainable mobility there. The agglomeration will thus be endowed with an efficient means of public transport, well integrated into its urban environment, responding to growing mobility and the need for urban redevelopment of a large number of neighborhoods.