Cape Verde: Expansion work at port of Praia to begin Saturday

9 October 2008

Praia, Cape Verde, 9 Oct – Portuguese construction consortium Somague/MSF – Moniz da Maia, Serra e Fortunato is due Saturday to begin work on the first phase of expansion of the port of Praia, on Santiago Island in Cape Verde, the chairman of port management company, Empresa Nacional de Administração de Portos told newspaper A Semana.

Franklin Spencer said that the work for the first phase would take two years and cost US$42.2 million, a figure which has been earmarked to build the cargo terminal, the Access road and rebuild dock number 2.

The contract for carrying out this first phase of expansion and refurbishment of the port was signed on 30 July of this year.

The second phase of the project, Spencer added, was scheduled to begin in mid 2009 and the total project was due for completion in 2011. (macauhub)