Between 2004 and 2009, Algeria allocated $1 billion for the construction of 2,400km from the north to extreme south of the country, for the first time ever
Actually the road had reached Tam (with a few wash outs) in the early 80s and I recall roadworks and fresh tarmac south out of Tam in 82.
There have certainly been improvements in recent years like in Arak, but assuming Tam to In Guezzam is all sealed now - is that correct? - it took them nearly 30 years to do it.
Whatever, let's hope it improves prospects for the area, especially north Niger.
Last edited by Chris Scott; 23 May 2010 at 08:35.