Algeria Starts Construction On ‘High-Tech’ Border Wall At Moroccan Border

By Staff Published: November 4, 2017, 9:00 am
"High tech" wall(Photo: Morocco Wolrd News)

The announcement comes soon after Morocco revealed its plan to launch its first reconnaissance satellite on November 8.

The official aim of the wall is to fight against drug trafficking and strengthen the country’s internal security, reported local new outlet Algerie Focus. The wall will include a technological surveillance system with a network of cameras and radar designed in Algeria in partnership with a German firm.

From Morocco World News. Story by Safaa Kasraoui.

According to the news outlet, acommission composed of senior officers, senior officials from the Algerian government, public works, information and telecommunications has been set up to oversee the construction of the “high-tech” wall.

Algeria’s move likely came as a reaction to Morocco’s plan to launch its first satellite, dubbed EO Sat 1, which is aimed to enhance Morocco’s security capabilities.

The satellite, expected to be launched in Kourou, French Guiana on November 8, will aid in clamping down on crime, including smuggling, and in conducting surveillance of armed groups like Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Read more at Morocco World News.

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