28 July 2021
During an extraordinary session, the municipal council of Tangier approved, unanimously by the members present, the creation of the public urban collective transport service by cable car and the delegated management method, as well as the related specifications, in addition to a partnership agreement by virtue of which the municipal council grants the Sociťtť d’amťnagement pour la reconversion de la port zone de Tanger ville (SAPT) the prerogative to initiate the necessary steps for the realization of the project. According to the presentation of the SAPT, the realization of this project will be done in two phases.
The first phase concerns the two sections “Borj N‚am – Station ferry port – Station marina” extending over 1.3 kilometers, with entry into service scheduled for 2024, while the second includes the section “Station marina – Faro square station ‘(700 meters), with an overall capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour. It is a symbolic and modern installation, which is part of the royal project for the reconversion of the port area of the city of Tangier, said Mohamed Ouanaya, CEO of SAPT. According to him, this installation will position Tangier as one of the largest tourist cities on the northern shore of the Mediterranean.
This cable car will be the first of its kind in Morocco, he added. SAPT has already called on international expertise offices specializing in this type of project and legal advice offices, to determine the components of the project, as well as the management and maintenance method to be adopted for this project.