Tramway assembly: CITAL turns towards exportation

January 3rd, 2020

APS : THURSDAY 02 JANUARY 2020

ALGIERS- The Industrial Company of Algerian Transports (CITAL), specialized in the assembly and maintenance of tramways, will turn towards exportation to face the slowdown in the rail transport sector
in Algeria, said the company’s CEO Wahida Chaab.

“We are trying to position ourselves in foreign markets, notably in Tunisia. We are preparing ourselves for the invitation to tender for the Sfax project of tramways,” she said.

Tunisia will execute a new project of tramways in Sfax over a length of 69.9km with a cost estimated at 2.8 billion Tunisian dinars (nearly USD1 billion), according to the data of Sfax Light Rail Company (SMLS), published on its website.

This infrastructure, which will be carried out over four phases, comprises 115 stations and will put into operation 57 tramway lines and 61 vehicles (high level service buses).

The works of the first line will start in 2020 and will continue over 30 months for a budget of 700 million Tunisian dinars (USD250 million).