Project for expansion of Praia port, Cape Verde, presented to public

29 August 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 29 Aug – The first phase of the project to improve and expand the port of Praia was presented Monday in the Cape Verdean capital at a meeting presided by the minister of state for Infrastructures, Transport and the Sea, Manuel Inocêncio Sousa.

The first phase of the project includes topographical, hydrographic, geotechnical, economical and environmental surveys, as well as drawing up number 1, a breakwater and rebuilding of quay number 2.

It also includes building of a services center for port and logistics services, container processing and a warehouse.

Simultaneously, a Plan for Environmental Management and Supervision will be drawn up for Praia port, according to the project description.

The end of the first phase is scheduled for February 2008, and building work is due to begin in March of the same year. (macauhub)