Algeria is situated in the north of Africa. Algeria is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its size is 2,381,740 sq km, and it has an estimated population of 35.7 million (2010). The area from the coast to the Tell Atlas is fertile. South of the Tell Atlas is a steep landscape, which ends with the Saharan Atlas; further south is the Sahara desert.
The Ahaggar Mountains are a highland region in central Sahara, southern Algeria. They are located about 1,500 km (932 mi) south of the capital Algiers and just west of Tamanghasset.
There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Algeria including Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad, the first capital of the Hammadid empire; Tipasa, a Phoenician and later Roman town; and Djémila and Timgad, both Roman ruins; M'Zab Valley, a limestone valley containing a large urbanized oasis; also the Casbah of Algiers is an important citadel. The only natural World Heritage Sites is the Tassili n'Ajjer, a mountain range.
The capital of Algeria is Algiers Called El-Bahdja (البهجة) or alternatively Alger la Blanche due to the glittering white colour of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side bay of the Mediterranean Sea.
The ITU Regional Workshop on Bridging the Standardization Gap and Interactive Training session will be held from 26 to 28 September 2011 at the:
The registration and distribution of documents will start on Monday, 26th September 2011 from 8:00 a.m.
The workshop will start at 9:30 am on the first day i.e. Monday, 26th September 2011. The proposed subsequent working hours are as follows: from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Mr. Slimane Djematene
Technical Director - Workshop host Coordinator
Algiers – Algeria
Tel : +213 21 479628
Fax : +213 21 233418
Mobile: +213 661 92 61 39
Mr. Faycal Medjahed
Head of Communication, Protocol, Translation &Interpretation & international Relations Department - Workshop Coordinator
Algiers – Algeria
Tel and Fax : +213 21 234014
Mobile: +213 661 50 46 16
ITU contact person:
Mr Venkatesen Mauree Programme Co-ordinator
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
International Telecommunication Union
Tel: +41 22 730 5591
Fax: +41 22 730 5853
Booking of hotel rooms:
Hotel bookings can be made either:
(a)Via email to Mr. Faycal Medjahed(Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) or (b) directly with the hotel of your choice (see list of hotels below). In addition, delegates are requested to provide all travel information, including flight number, arrival and departure dates and times by completing and returning the “Hotel and Delegate Information Form”no later than 15 September 2011, to Mr. Faycal Medjahedby Tel and fax: +213 21 234014; Mobile: +213 661 50 46 16;
List of suggested Hotels
Name & address of Hotel
Telephone / Fax
Tariff in DA TTC
(For SHERATON duty-free)
SHERATON Hotel -5*
Boite postale 62, Club des Pins Staoueli 16101 ALGER
TEL : + 213 21 37 77 77
FAX : + 213 21 37 77 00
Service : Wifi internet
e-mail : email@example.com
Classical room with garden view:
Single: 16 200 DA
Double : 19 200 DA
Classical room with sea view:
Single: 18 200 DA
Double : 21 200 DA
Single: 24 200 DA
Double : 28 200 DA
Single: 27 200 DA
Double : 30 200 DA
Single: 30 200 DA
Double : 34 200 DA
Single: 40 200 DA
Double : 44 200 DA
Breakfast 1800 Dinars.
Lunch 2900 700 Dinars.
* Rates quoted are net of commission, established per room per night excluding taxes.
Transportation from the airport to the hotels and meeting venue will be provided by the ARPT to all delegates. In order to ensure airport pickup and transfer, it is imperative that delegates return the completed Hotel and Delegate Information Form (see below)and all travel information, including flight number, arrival and departure dates and times by completing and returning the “Hotel and Delegate Information Form”no later than
15 September 2011, to Mr. Faycal Medjahedby fax: +213 21 234014; Mobile: +213 661 50 46 16; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Local time: GMT +1.
• Weather: (Algiers): 21- 27 ° C.
• Electricity: 220v / 50Hz
• Exchange rate: the currency of Algeria is: “Algerian Dinar (DA)”, for information: 1$ = 71.62 DA / 1 € = 104.043 DA (07/06/2011).
A bank is located at the airport, as well as in the international class hotels. Banking hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Credit cards: Visa, American Express, Access / Master Card, Diners Club cards and travellers cheques can also be used in international class hotels.
Visas can be issued at any consulate or embassy of Algeria in the country of origin. A valid passport is required to enter Algeria. Upon request, the Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT) will provide assistance in order to facilitate delivery of visas. Participants who require a visa support letter, are requested to send their requests, at least three weeks in advance, to:
Mr. Faycal Medjahed
Tel. and Fax: +213 21 234014;
Mobile: +213 661 50 46 16;