Municipal authorities deliberate on €25m project

The municipal authorities of Marseille are deliberating on a project worth around €25m (US$27.5m) to build a new marina for the Olympic Games that are scheduled to take place in France in five years.

Under the plan, the French state would invest a minimum of €3m (US$3.3m) in the project, with the remainder to be paid by the local authorities, according to La Provence.

The new facility will be located within the city’s Le Roucas-Blanc district in western Marseille on the French Mediterranean coast.

Marseille’s second marina is designed to raise the city’s berthing capacity by 300 craft. The facility, along with accompanying infrastructure, is expected to have a surface area of 8,000sq m, according to Madeinmarseille.net.

The 2024 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin on July 26 and end on August 11. While most of the sports events will be held in and around France’s capital Paris, a number of sailing and surfing events will be organised in Marseille and Biarritz.