Improvement of rural access Moroccan experience

Amelioration de l'accessibilite rurale l'experience Marocaine

Today, citizens, civil society, governments and development partners are unanimous on the importance of rural roads as a tool for poverty reduction and integration of rural populations in the national economy. Until the mid-1990s, the pace of construction of rural roads in Morocco did not exceed 300km per year. In 1995, only 34% of the rural population of the country had a suitable road access in all seasons. A study conducted at the time by the Directorate of Roads showed that the needs for access roads were estimated at 38,000 km. At the end of June 2013, with a rural population of 13.5 million (53% of the country population), Morocco was able to achieve encouraging results in terms of improving rural accessibility, which was increased to over 75% through two national road programs, the first National Rural Roads Program (PNRR1) on the period from 1995 to 2005 and the Second National Rural Roads Program (NRRP2) over the period 2006 to 2015, benefitting more than 5 million rural inhabitants with a combined linear of more than 22,000 km.


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  • Accession Number: 01532405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2014 2:00PM