Cape Verde Technology Centre financed by China

29 March 2010

Praia, Cape Verde, 29 March – The Cape Verde Technology Centre is to cost US$17 million and be funded by China, the Cape Verdean prime minister, José Maria Neves said in Praia Friday, at the ceremony to mark the start of the first stage of the project.

The first phase of the Technology Centre, which will be located in the capital in an area of 11,000 square metres, will be the construction of the Date Centre, work on which is expected to cost US$4 million and take 12 months.

According to Neves, the Technology Centre is designed to be integrate the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

“It is hoped that the facility will house advanced and applied research activities, as well as design and development projects for IT solutions applied to strategic areas,” he said. (macauhub)