Marrakech, which is registered in the last census of 2004, an increase in its population of more than 200,000 souls, jugulera wide project attendances consistent both local among tourists, fallen under the spell of the magic of the city.
This new town, located 7 kilometres from Marrakech and launched there is a little more than four years by S.M. King Mohammed VI, is the result of a long reflection and cooperation between policy makers, local councillors and developers.
The new city was named Tamansourt, a name dating back to the 12th century, which referred to a village near Marrakech, close to the so-called door Bab Aylane. This town was known as the reign of the Almohades, by scholarship, scientific and literary, of his men who had trade with the fine scholars of Andalusia.
Spread on 1200 hectares with a budget of 24.5 billion dirhams 2.3 billion for infrastructure equipment work, the new city will have a capacity of mental housing. A capacity which should ostensibly contribute to resorption of the deficit in habitat and the regulation of the real estate market in the region and, at the time, to alleviate the population pressure on the ochre city.
The term population is 300,000 inhabitants. 160 Hectares, developers have planned various equipment, among others, school and administrative establishments and shopping centres. This addition, areas business on 70 hectares and the islets for private over 170 hectares promoters.
Today, four years after the launch of this new city, Khatib Lahbil, Director of the Al Omrane-Marrakech, believe that it is still too early to draw all conclusions technical and economic of this large-scale project. Considers however that the enthusiasm of the population for the city of the future with more than 120,000 applications and also the membership reduce the housing deficit and reduce the pressure become unsustainable on Marrakech.
On the spot, the visitor can see that this new city took societal, economic and urban dimensions have boosted the economy of the region.
Since its launch, Al Omrane-Marrakech accelerates the pace of the implementation of this vast site. Thus, the route linking Marrakech to Tamansourt was split 6 to 16 m on a course of 12 kilometres, schools have already opened their doors and first keys were handed over to the beneficiaries of an operation of economic villas.
In addition, and in support of rehabilitation of the city, the real estate development has signed several agreements on the realization of different equipment and infrastructure needed for future residents and aimed to contribute to the urban management of the city for a period of 5 years, to enhance a handicraft complex in the city and to ensure public lighting along the route linking Marrakech to Tamansourt.
Green spaces not will be not in rest since developers provide over 100,000 trees (Palm trees, olive trees and other species) including 77.600 were already planted, at a cost of 18 million dirhams.
Tamansourt urbanism revolves around an urban multi-centralité with three centres and is distinguished by a network actual important and adapted to the size of the city.
This new city, true lung for Marrakech, is called upon to take again the magnitude since the developers provide the realization of an offshore area, a habitat area to cope with high demand and an industrial and a residential neighbourhood park, to meet the expressed needs and provide islands of partnership for national and foreign private promoters.