Tangier is undergoing a facelift with the inauguration Thursday by King Mohammed VI of a fishing port and Morocco’s largest marina, completed as part of a coastal upgrading program worth 6 billion dirhams.
Built for a total cost of 1.18 billion dirhams, the fishing port is equipped with the latest technology and advanced equipment to meet the needs of fishermen.
This port houses a protection works extending over 1,167 linear meters, in addition to ferry docks over 2,537 linear meters, 11 ha of ponds and 12 ha of open areas.
The project also includes ice factories, cold stores, a standard container management unit, stores for ship-owners and wholesalers, spaces for artisanal, coastal and offshore fishermen, a shipyard, ship repair workshops and administrative buildings.
The King also opened the Tanja Marina Bay, worth 635 million dirhams, the largest in Morocco.
The two projects aim to increase Tangiers attractiveness as a leading tourist destination and improve the working conditions of the city’s fisherman while offering a new allure to the city.