Constructing a Main Artery Reaching across the Country
At the moment, it takes about two or three days to drive from the Tunisian border to the Moroccan border, but once the motorway is completed, travel time will be drastically reduced. The route is expected to contribute greatly to the development of Algeria’s economy, serving as a major artery for traffic and distribution.
The eastern lot is divided into seven sections along the construction route, and each section has its own camp. Construction is taking place simultaneously in all seven sections. The COJAAL Headquarters, which is in Constantine, located in the center of the eastern lot, is coordinating all the sections. In addition to the camps, an office that serves as a liaison with the Headquarters and the project owner has been established in the capital city of Algiers.
In the entire eastern lot there are 660 staff including about 90 Kajima employees dispatched from Japan. The construction workers consist of 10,500 Algerians and 6,000 workers from other countries including Southeast Asia. On the other hand, most of the 5,000 pieces of heavy equipment and machinery were brought in from Japan.
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|Role of the Headquarters|
|The Headquarters is in charge of overseeing and operating the entire eastern lot, including centralized procurement of machinery and materials, and coordination of administrative operations such as general affairs and personnel.|
|Overview of the Eastern Lot
Project name: Algeria East-West Motorway Construction Project (Eastern Lot)
Owner: National Highway Agency, Algerian Public Works Ministry
Scope of work: Six-lane motorway with three lanes on each side (about 400 km), six tunnels (about 9.4 km), 43 mainline bridges, 88 overpasses, 109 underpasses
Scale of materials: 110 million m3 earth, and 1.93 million m3 concrete
Construction period: September 2006 to January 2010 (40 months)