TAMANRASSET- Securing border regions and developing basic infrastructures in these regions were at the heart of a three-day ministerial visit on Saturday to the province of Tamanrasset (1970-km south of Algiers).
“Securing border areas is dependent on the construction of a series of necessary basic infrastructures as part of the State’s strategy on developing border regions and dealing with the population’s expectations,” affirmed Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui when launching the construction works of the second phase of the trunk road project linking Tin Zaouatine to Silet, as part of a three-day working visit to Tamanrasset.
Accompanied by a ministerial delegation made up of Ministers of Public Works and Transport and of Trade Abdelghani Zaalane and Said Djellab, respectively, and of Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Said Harbane, Interior Minister also inaugurated and inspected schools as well as a 250-seat training and vocational education centre.
The inauguration of a post for the Civil Protection and the inspection of an indoor local pool at Tin Zaouatine were on the agenda of this visit.
The delegation also chaired a ceremony where ambulances were delivered to public health structures of Tin Zaouatine and In Guezzam and launched a solidarity action financed from the State’s budget and targeting 981 nomadic families in Tin Zaouatine and 1,019 others in In Guezzam.
Concerning the development of basic infrastructures, he announced that a road network is under construction to link the border regions of Tin Zaouatine, Tindouf, Adrar and Debdeb over a distance of 16,500km.
Minister of Public Works Abdelghani Zaalane said that an operation is also underway to connect Tin-Zaouatine to In Guezzam and Timiaouine (extreme south of Adrar), i.e. opening three accesses for Tin Zaouatine.
Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui affirmed, at the inauguration of an accommodation centre for illegal migrants in In-Guezzam, that “the State has mobilized all measures to deal with all the concerns of the illegal migrants when repatriating them to their country of origin in good conditions and while respecting the international charters.”
In this regard, Bedoui added that “three accommodation centers for illegal migrants were built in In Salah, Tamanrasset and In Guezzam, to meet their basic needs.”