Anouar Benazzouz, the general manager of Société Nationale des Autoroutes du Maroc (ADM), has revealed that his company is developing a new national highway extension program in Morocco as part of the North African country’s ambition to modernize and upgrade its infrastructure network.
Benazzouz made the revelation in ADM’s 2020 annual report. The extension according to the ADM’s general manager plans primarily concerns the connection of Nador West Med’s new port and the creation of a continental highway to alleviate the bottleneck on the Rabat-Casablanca route.
On the sidelines, Benazzouz highlighted ADM’s commitment to the “maintenance and upkeep of the 1,800 kilometers of road in Morrocco, the tripling works, the construction of interchanges, as well as the main worksites.”
Improving Moroccan road infrastructure through digitization
Benazzouz also explained that the company is continuing its mission to improve Moroccan roadway infrastructure through thorough digitization measures that were sped up during the Covid 19 pandemic that led to a significant decrease in traffic.
The company’s digitization reforms according to Benazzouz include customer services, internal services such as purchasing, HR management, and operational functions, particularly those related to traffic management and security.
The ADM chief also highlighted that with more than 1 million Jawaz Pass users (1.2 million by the end of December), the digitization of payment methods has become a reality.
ADM achievements for the year 2020
Benazzouz further highlighted the “tangible and important” achievement the company accumulated both in construction and customer service in 2020.
This he said include the tripling of the Casablanca-Berrechid highway and that of Casablanca’s bypass, and increasing the number of toll-free expressway network to 1,334 kilometers, with another 739 kilometers still under construction.