China to build Africa’s tallest tower, in Morocco
Construction firms from China and Morocco will build Africa’s tallest high-rise tower in Morocco’s capital Rabat.
The joint venture will be set up by China Railway Construction Corp and Morocco’s leading construction company Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca, reports China’s news agency Xinhua, citing Moroccan news site Alyaoum24.com.
Building the 250m tall skyscraper will cost $375m.
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The 45-storey tower will include offices, hotels and luxury apartments, the news site said.
It will be the focal point of a large-scale development in Rabat’s Bouregreg valley, part of the 2014-2018 Integrated Development Programme dubbed “Rabat, City of Light, Moroccan Cultural Capital”, masterplanned by Atkins.
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