Tunnel to connect Spain to Morocco - Posted: 26/10/2006
Like the Channel Tunnel between England and France, Spain will soon be connected by an undersea tunnel to Morocco, joining Europe to Africa.
The planned tunnel under the Straits of Gibraltar,could start as early as next year. It is estimated that up to nine million users a year could be using the tunnel and rail service by 2025.
The 35KM tunnel is set to boost property prices and demand for real estate in Spain and Morocco.
The access terminals are planned to be near Punta Paloma, Spain, and Malabata Point, near Tangiers on the Moroccan.
The project is more difficult than the Channel Tunnel because the Moroccan version has to cross many different types of rock.
Talks have been under way for many years and soon the tunnel will become a reality.