23 August 2013
The Algerian government has announced a tender for the renovation and rehabilitation of six four- and five-star hotels in West Algiers.
The project has been estimated to cost $1bn and is part of the government’s aim to increase the total number of tourist arrivals to 3.5 million.
Algiers at night (Wikimedia Commons)
Province of Algiers director of tourism, Mohamed Al Saleh ben Aakmoum, told news agency Zawya, "The process will determine the foreign partner who will assist the ministry of tourism and traditional industries of Algeria in the renovation project, which is scheduled to be concluded within a year."
In the next two years the government has planned to complete 713 projects in the hospitality sector in the next two years, Aakmoum added, including the construction of 484 hotels in major cities such as Algiers, Oran, Annaba and Constantine, as well as 230 tourism projects in the desert area.