No Memorandum of Understanding was signed Thursday in Algiers between the national railway company (SNTF) and the French National Railway Company (SNCF) in order to implement projects of partnership.
This partnership will cover the fields of training, engineering station, the transport of passengers and freight transport and logistics, and plans to eventually create a joint enterprise in maintenance equipment of the railways in Algeria.
The MoU was signed by Director General of (SNTF), Yacine Bendjaballah, and CEO of SNCF Guillaume Pepy Mr., in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Boudjemaa Talai.
In the formation, the advantage SNTF under that agreement of the skills and know-how of the French company through a training program that provides training to employees of SNTF.
In the field of railway technology, both sides should participate, links, tenders in Algeria.
The agreement also covers the transfer of know-how of the SNCF booking, ticketing, development of passenger and prices.
As for freight transport and logistics, SNTF and SNCF have undertaken to develop new activities, such as transport vehicles, container, minerals and food.
"This partnership will help to modernize the SNTF, but this will require the promotion of education," he said Talai sidelines of the signing of the memorandum of understanding also provides for the creation of a special school in workforce training and Annaba based trainers.
It 'also provided for the creation of a joint enterprise in the field of equipment for the maintenance of the railways, we said at the signing ceremony.
For its part, the Dg SNTF said the partnership "will give another dimension to the Algerian railway and additional capacity to improve the competitiveness of the national economy."
"We expect that this protocol commit to a lasting collaboration between the two groups and start winning projects. We amplifierons exchanges (...), we also learn from the experience of Algeria," he said on his part the French official