The project takes into account the port, the marina, port services, commercial and cultural offers, while respecting the environment and the integration of the city.
It extends over 160 hectares, of which 76 hectares are of basin and 84 hectares are of land. The main idea is to find a direct link between the Medina and the City in a 2400-meter long contact zone, from the foot of the kasbah to the end of the beach.
The 1610 rings available in the port of Tangier were made in 2 stages :
- 1st stage: The new dock, located next to the shopping mall and boulevard Mohammed VI, has a capacity of 1080 rings.
- 2nd stage: The reconstruction of the old port gave an additional capacity of 430 rings.
The new urban infrastructures represent a total of 54 hectares distributed as follows:
- 30 hectares for public areas;
- 16 hectares for roads and infrastructures;
- 8 hectares for built spaces.
The project fits perfectly into the urban landscape of the city. In fact, the height of the new constructions is identical to that of the existing constructions except for a few emergences. It also includes an integrated, urban port complex, offering numerous services, accommodations and leisure activities: cruise, fast ferry, new fishing port, cultural facilities, public spaces, hotels, shopping and entertainment, residences and offices.
Throughout this reconstruction, the environmental aspect has been a major concern together with sustainable development and the preservation of nature. Numerous studies have been carried out for the respect of the environment. Similarly, a mobility solution preserving the environment has been developed; a cable car will be installed.
This reconstruction of Tangier City port into a marina of international dimensions accompanies and reinforces the major programme of urban renewal of the Tangier Metropolis project. An integrated and balanced project that aims not only to improve the daily life of the inhabitants, but it also seeks to make Tangier one of the great metropolises of the Mediterranean basin, and to strengthen its standing as a tourist destination; in order to receive 3 million visitors by 2020.