ALGERIA: A consortium of Colas Rail and local firm KOU.G.C has been awarded a contract to extend Alger metro Line 1 by 4 km.

The extension from Haï El Badr to El Harrach-Centre with new stations is scheduled to open in November 2014.

The 23-month construction contract announced on October 25 is worth a total of €85m. Project leader Colas Rail says its share is slightly more than half, including tracklaying, power supplies, tunnel ventilation and the ticketing system.