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24 Jul 2017, Petia Krasteva, EMIS Editor

Morocco signs deal with Chinese contractor to build Africa's tallest skyscraper in Rabat

Morocco's BMCE Bank of Africa and Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca, Morocco's leading construction company, has signed a deal with China Railway Construction Corporation to build Africa's tallest skyscraper in Rabat, Economic Info reported referring to information from le360.ma news site.

The new building, named the Tower of Rabat, will be 250 meters high and have 55 floors. It will be located in the Bouregreg valley in Rabat and incorporate offices, hotels and luxury apartments. The project is part of ‘’Rabat, City of Light, Moroccan Cultural Capital." Programme that envisions construction of innovative facilities, including the Grand Theatre of Rabat, the Arts and Culture House, the National Archives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Archaeological Museum, Economic Info said.

Earlier local media said that investment in the Tower of Rabat will reach USD 300mn. When completed, it will be 27 meters higher than Johannesburg’s Carlton Center, which is currently the tallest skyscraper in Africa.

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