Algerian railway project aids China’s iron ore supply security

The Gara Djebilet iron ore mine in Algeria possesses vast reserves of 3.5 billion tonnes, which could serve as a valuable asset for China in mitigating risks associated with its steel raw material supply. To facilitate access to these reserves, the Chinese state-owned company CRCC is involved in the construction of a crucial railway network linking the mine to Algeria’s national rail infrastructure. This infrastructure development project highlights the strategic cooperation between Algeria and China in the mining sector.