Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has hailed the collaboration between China and Algeria as essential to the socioeconomic development of his country. The two countries have agreed to build 6,000 kilometers of railway lines across Algeria.
Tebboune stated earlier this month that improving the railway industry is the “best guarantee of development” in a regular discussion with members of the national media, emphasizing that “our Chinese friends have agreed to this project, which will cover a distance of around 6,000 km.” The objective is to make mining easier, encourage trade, and boost Algeria’s economy.
The expansive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a large project planned by China to increase global trade and commerce by enhancing infrastructure and connectivity, is part of the two countries’ wider cooperation.
The project, which will be supported by Chinese technical know-how and building skills, would connect all cities and regions in Algeria, according to a member of the Algerian parliament. It will also open the way for the economic development of other African nations.
China considers Algeria to be an entrance to Africa. For both parties, the relationship is beneficial. This is the guiding principle of both Algeria’s development strategy and the Belt and Road Initiative. Algeria sees China as a reliable ally, according to MP Said Hamsi, who spoke to China Global Television Network (CGTN) on Saturday.
The huge railway project will offer tremendous potential for economic growth and employment creation in the nation, according to Algerian economist Karim Allam.
“The President of Algeria emphasized his desire to entrust the Chinese partners, who are experienced and knowledgeable in this field, with this massive project. The second-largest economic force in the globe is China. Algeria will experience tremendous economic growth as a result of the development of 6,000 kilometers of railway, he claimed.
The announcement given by President Tebboune has been well received throughout Algeria.
As a student from Algeria, Riyadh expressed his optimism about the project, which will open him countless options.
“All Algerians would benefit greatly from this railway project between Algeria and the People’s Republic of China. Everyone’s lives will get simpler as a result,” repeated Abdel Kader, another Algerian.
The declaration by President Tebboune was made following his state visit to China last month. More than a dozen cooperation agreements were inked between the two nations during his visit in a number of different industries, including aerospace, agriculture, energy, rail transportation, research, and technology.