The underwater tunnel between Morocco and Spain… Studies confirm the feasibility of the project in 5 years

The Spanish press recently began to promote a news regarding the studies on the underwater tunnel planned between Morocco and Spain, studies which indicated the possibility of carrying out the project which would connect two continents in a period of time not exceeding maybe not five years.
In this regard, Spanish media sources stated that the underwater tunnel between Africa and Europe, which will connect Morocco to Spain, could be completed before the World Cup and thus achieve a major objective of the global sporting event, which is to give fans the opportunity to travel between the three host countries of the tournament, whether by air, sea or land, using cars, trains and buses.

European media also pointed out that flights between the Spanish capital Madrid and the Moroccan city of Tangier, the strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times, currently take an hour and a half, while driving between the two cities takes nine hours, including the ferry crossing.

The same sources stressed that if the continental link project succeeds, a tunnel will be dug under the Strait of Gibraltar and new rail services will be established between the two countries, from Madrid to Casablanca, 300 kilometers south of Tangier; The train journey is likely to take five and a half hours, providing a more sustainable travel option.

In the details of the studies disclosed, the route of the tunnel will extend from “Punta Paloma” in Tarifa to “Punta Malabata” in the Bay of Tangier, and it will be dug to a maximum depth of 300 meters, with a maximum slope by three percent.

The project is expected to take up to five years to complete, meaning it could be ready in time for the 2030 FIFA World Cup as an effective way of connecting the two countries.

It should be noted that the idea of ​​creating an underwater continental tunnel between Morocco and Spain through the Strait of Gibraltar was first proposed during the meeting between the Spanish King Juan Carlos I and the King Hassan II on June 16, 1979, and aroused the admiration of the leaders of the two countries before his studies were suspended, then restarted after the decision to organize the World Cup jointly between Morocco, Spain and Portugal.

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