Spanish companies to build new fishing port in Mindelo, Cape Verde

3 July 2009

Praia, Cape Verde, 3 July – The tender for construction of the new fishing port in Mindelo on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente is reserved exclusively for Spanish companies as Spain is funding the project, the Cape Verdean minister for the Environment, Rural Development and Marine resources said in Praia.

Speaking in parliament José Maria Veiga said that the tender would be launched on 20 July by port management company Enapor and that work was due to begin this year at an estimated cost of 14 million euros.

The idea, according to Veiga, is to build an entirely new building with better conditions and equipment to support not only Cape Verdean fishermen, but also foreign vessels fishing in Cape Verde.

A lack of water for agriculture in the Santa Cruz council area on the island of Santiago was also mentioned by Veiga who noted that the government would soon provide 2,000 cubic metres of water as 11 tanks were under construction.

As well as this, he added, the pipe links to the Poilão dam, also on Santiago are also underway at a cost of some 500,000 euros. (macauhub)