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Morocco's €1.8 billion TGV project splits opinion

Morocco will be the first country in both the African and Arab worlds to build a high-speed rail (HSR) line, but the high price of 20 billion dirhams (€1.8 billion) has polarised opinion. The Moroccan Government, of course, says the elevated cost is justified. They argue that when the 350km TGV rail link from Tangier to Casablanca opens in December 2015, it will inject new life into the weak Moroccan economy.

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