Algerian highway at centre of legal case
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
A legal case is now underway in Algeria relating to the construction of the East-West highway as well as other infrastructure work in the country. Charges of money laundering, corruption and bribery have been placed against foreign companies from China, France, Italy, Japan and Switzerland, as well as against a number of Algerian businessmen and officials. The legal case looks likely to be complex and may take some time to unravel in the Algerian courts. Meanwhile the construction of the East-West highway is providing an important trade route for Algeria and improves connectivity with the near neighbouring nations of Morocco, Tunisia and Libya. It forms part of the North African highway, a vital route for trade that will link Morocco with Egypt when it is fully complete.