Cape Verde accepts proposals for consultancy on Praia Port until April 28

18 April 2006

Praia, Cape Verde, 18 April – The management unit of the Millennium Challenge Account of Cape Verde (MCACV), of the United Nations, said it would accept proposals for providing a consultation service for the modernization and expansion of Praia port until April 28.

The services to be provided by the consultancy selected, via an international tender, include market research and a study of the design of the facilities in the port’s cargo area, the MCACV said in a public announcement published in Praia.

Services will also include a study on the construction project for rehabilitation of the back-up area of the second sea wall, a geotechnical and environmental impact study, as well as the engineering plan for the port‘s new access road, amongst others work.

The deadline for carrying out this work is one year after the concession is granted.

The MCACV also said that candidates may present their proposals in consortium, and would have to demonstrate their skills for the project, namely through experience on similar projects and the technical skills of their staff.

The modernization project for Praia Port is the result of US$110 million being granted last July by the United Nations Millennium Challenge Account, a program that aims to promote investment in countries chosen for their performance in terms of human rights and good governance, amongst other criteria.

The program for Cape Verde, which is being coordinated by the government of the archipelago, includes support for managing its sea bays and agriculture, development of infrastructures and boosting activities in the private sector. (macauhub)