The province of Tindouf, which braces for Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal’s working visit on Wednesday, has known a large development process over the past decade, through significant socio-economic projects, likely to make of it a major regional centre.
One of the largest provinces in Algeria, as it stretches over an areas of 158,800 km2, Tindouf has a road system reaching 1,968 km and an airport with two 3,000m-long runways.
Under the five-year development programme 2010-2014, a total of 2,800 housing unit have been built in the province.
Tindouf is a primarily pastoral province, with 50,000 camel heads, 55,000 goat heads and 25,000 sheep heads.
Concerning water supply, more than 98 percent of the province’s homes are connected to drinking water system.
To ensure transport for local population and visitors, Tindouf has urban, suburban and air networks.
There are eight weekly air flights from and to the province, against only one flight in 1999.