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King Mohammed VI Visits Various Worksites of the Tanger-ville Port Project

HM King Mohammed VI visited this Saturday various worksites of the Tanger-ville port reconversion, carried out with an investment of 6.2 billion DH.

09/29/2013 (press release: media1press)

HM King Mohammed VI visited this Saturday various worksites of the Tanger-ville port reconversion, carried out with an investment of 6.2 billion DH.

Extending over 84 hectares, the Tanger-ville port zone reconversion project, which started in March 2011, seeks to make the city of Tangiers a flagship destination for cruising and yachting tourism in the Mediterranean by developing several poles (cruising, yachting, fisheries, hotels, culture and conferences, trade, residences and offices)

In conformity with the instructions of HM the King, the project, to be completed end of 2016 will help secure an optimum reconversion of the site while respecting the rich history of the city of Tangiers, integrating the port in the city landscape and promoting environment-friendly development.

The port area will have several major facilities for the world’s largest cruise ships, expected to bring to Morocco around 300,000 tourists in 2016 and 750,000 in 2020.

The Tanger-ville port is also expected to become the Gibraltar strait’s port that extends the best services to sailors and sailing ships and integrated services that include ship repair, wintering, sailing ships sale and schools for sailing activities.

Another main component of the project is the building of a new fisheries port to improve the work conditions of professionals through modern installations, re-launching investments and creating jobs in the fisheries sector.

The new port will entail major economic and social impacts as it will comprise docks for high-sea fishing, an area for the maintenance of traditional, coastal and high-sea ships.

The fisheries port, where works were officially launched by HM the King in December 2011, is expected to be completed by June 2014.

In accordance with the instructions of HM the King, the Tangiers-Ville port area reconversion is conceived in a manner that respects its neighborhood and the city’s architecture.

Archeological and technical studies are ongoing for the rehabilitation of the old city’s wall.

In parallel to these works, some of the old fences and buildings located at the port entry were demolished. Several hotels and a conference center are also scheduled, in addition to shops, a mall, residence buildings, offices and an aerial tramway.

The ambitious reconversion program, a new opportunity to give new life to the Tangiers-ville port, will consolidate the tourism calling of the city.


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