The United States is reportedly pressuring Morocco and Spain to revive the old project to build a tunnel through the Strait of Gibraltar that will link Europe to Africa. The technical studies have already been carried out and updated and the project could start very soon.
This tunnel in the strait will promote trade and European and North American influence on the African continent, Voto en Blanco said, adding that Washington is counting on Morocco to carry out this strategic project supported by Spain and Morocco. rest of Europe. The United States places at the heart of this project, the port of Tangier-Med, in full growth and which threatens the Spanish freight ports, in particular the port of Algeciras.
SECEGSA, a Spanish public company, partner of SNED in Morocco (National Society for the Study of the Strait of Gibraltar), and CETMO (Centre for Transport Studies for the Western Mediterranean), carried out studies on the tunnel under strait sailor. But the project is struggling to take shape due to various issues and sensitivities.
Morocco wants to strengthen its commercial links with Great Britain thanks to this underwater tunnel and does not want the connection to be established in Spain. For its part, Spain demands control of the European part of the tunnel. But beyond these quarrels, the question of currents and the consistency of the seabed is also one of the technical difficulties that are blocking the start of the project.