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CITAL, a joint venture between Alstom, EMA (Entreprise du mtro dAlger) and Ferrovial, has celebrated the inauguration of its Citadis tramway assembly and maintenance site in the Algerian city, Annaba.
CITAL was created in 2011 to assemble and maintain the Alstom Citadis Trams for Algerian cities. CITAL supports the industrialisation of the country and boosts the local economy. The joint-venture has around 200 employees, of which 9- are based in Annaba. Over 210 Citadis trams are to be assembled in Annaba, which will be used in cities such as Oran, Constantine, Ouargla, Mostaganem, Sidi Bel Abbes, Setif, Batna and Annaba. CITAL will recruit hundreds of new employees.
On the same day, CITAL also announced the prolongation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed in December 2014, regarding CITALs activities extension to the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of intercity trains for Algeria as well as the entry of SNTF as a new shareholder of the JV. This new phase enables to mature the project.
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