In news that bodes well for Saidia property investors, Moroccan Sands can report that the eagerly awaited direct road link from Oujda International Airport to the spectacular Mediterrania Saidia resort development has now been completed.
Improved transport links for Saidia property owners
The final 10 km section of this impressive dual carriageway is now open to traffic even though the Moroccan authorities have yet to announce the official opening.
The new direct link means that motorists will no longer have to pass through Saidia town to reach the resort area, effectively shaving 15 minutes from the journey time which had previously taken at least 50 minutes.
Work started on the multi-million dollar link road around 2 years ago as part of planned improvement and upgrading of Morocco’s transport infrastructure. The millions of dollars being invested in new road, rail and air links is a direct result of the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI’s “Vision 2010” initiative which aims to boost visitor numbers from 2 million (in 2001), to 10 million a year by 2010, at the same time, creating 600,000 tourist sector jobs.
Meanwhile, building work to construct a new terminal at Oujda International Airport has just commenced and Moroccan state rail operator, (ONCF) have recently announced a new high speed rail link to be built between Oujda and Fez, further opening up eastern Morocco to the rest of the country.
Michael Kent, Managing Director of Morocco property specialists Moroccans Sands commented: “The completion of the final section of road means that journey times from the airport at Oujda to the Saidia resort will be substantially cut.
He added: “This is yet more good news for investors in Saidia property and comes on the back of recent reports of increased building activity within the Saidia development”.