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Tangier port initiates new fishing port and marina

Tangier, Morocco (PortSEurope) June 12, 2018 – As part of the Tangier port area rehabilitation program, King Mohammed VI initiated a new fishing port and marina, two leader projects under the MAD 6.2 billion Tangier port area rehabilitation program.

Morocco wants to see Tangier develop as a leading destination for cruises and tourism, whilst also developing the local fishing industry.

The new fishing port will cost MAD 1.189 billion (€109.6 million), boost investment, and create jobs during constructed. The facility will include 1,167 metres of protective structures, 2,537 metres of ferry docks, 11 hectares of bay and 12 hectares of land. Included will be ice factories, cold stores, a standard fund management unit, stores for ship owners and wholesalers, shops for artisanal fishermen, a shipyard, ship repair shops and administrative buildings.

The port will also contain a fish market for coastal and offshore fisheries, with a refrigerated sales area, cold storage rooms, and a veterinary office. In regards to socio-economic impact, the new fishing port will help fishermen advertise their products in addition to improving their working conditions.

Also launched was an MAD 635 million (€57.1 million) structural project on Thursday called Tanja Marina Bay, dedicated to recreational sailing. The marina will offer the largest number of docking rings in the kingdom and a multitude of services fulfilling international standards.

Source: Morocco World News

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