Portugal’s Mota-Engil wins public tender in Sao Tome and Principe

18 April 2007

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 18 April – Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil has won the public tender for construction of a fish market in Sao Tome and Principe, with financing from Taiwan, the Sao Tome minister of Public Works, Delfim Neves, said Tuesday in Sao Tome.

With an estimated proposal of just over US$5 million and a 20-month building schedule, Mota-Engil’s proposal beat that of three other runners, also from Portugal, Neves said.

The minister added that construction of the fish market on the outskirts of the capital of Sao Tome was intended to start creating conditions to put into practice a plan for refrigeration and export of Sao Tome fish.

Financing for construction of the first building of its kind in the country is part of an extraordinary fund from Taiwan estimated at around US$35 million for use in the public infrastructure sector on the archipelago. (macauhub)