The Salini Impregilo Group will construct the first section of Libyan coastal motorway for a total value of approximately US$1.29bn
The group has a 58 per cent share in the project, which will be expected to create 2,000 jobs.
The motorway will run across Libya for 1,700km, from the Tunisian border to the Egyptian border, and will be funded by the Italian government within the scope of the Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed with the Libyan government on 30 August 2008 in Benghazi.
Salini Impregilo Group will construct an approximately 400km stretch from the city of Marj to Emsaad, on the Egyptian border.
The most significant parts of the project include the construction of 12 bridges of 2.2km in length, eight service areas and six parking areas.
The Salini Impregilo Group has constructed a number of major infrastructure projects in Libya including the airports of Kufra, Benina, Misurata, Sirte and Sarir, the ports of Homsand Marsa el Brega, the ministerial centres and buildings of the Libyan parliament in Sirte, industrial complexes in the cities of Ras Lanuf and Misurata, and the sewerage and water supply system of Benghazi. The group is currently refurbishing the Kufra airport.