Tangier City Port Authority Management Company started the plan for the reconversion of Tangier’s waterfront in 2011, reconnecting city, sea and port, and promoting the tourism sector. The plan affects an area of 28.5 Ha and represents a global public-private investment of about 4.5 billion dirhams. Besides private commercial projects such as hotels, congress centre, mall or cinema, it also includes a new fishing port, a new mosque and a new marina, already concluded.
One of the main innovations is the cable car, connecting different areas with the city centre. The new line will connect, over a length of approximately 1800 metres, the Kasbah, the cruise and ferry terminal, the marinas and Faro Square. This green mobility solution adapts to the constraints of the site (topography, limits of the road service, etc.), and will enable a traffic of about 2 800 persons per hour. The main element is the monocable gondola with 10 to 12-seater cabins and continuous unidirectional operation. The first phase, done with the support of a private investor, should be functioning in early 2022, with two sections connecting Borj Nâam to the Ferry Station and Boat Station.