Businesspeople from Portugal and Cape Verde interested in cruise liner terminal in Sao Vicente

3 June 2010

Praia, Cape Verde, 3 June – Portuguese and Cape Verdean businesspeople are interested in carrying out the cruise liner terminal project in Sao Vicente, the chairman of port management company Enapor said in Praia.

Speaking to Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, Osvaldo Lopes confirmed the interest of representatives of Portuguese company Simão e Martins, in consortium with Cape Verdean company Turim, in this project.

Representatives of the two companies, whose business is construction and management of tourist activities, recently travelled to Sao Vicente to find out more about the cruise liner terminal project, which is expected to cost 19 million euros.

According to Lopes, the two companies made a verbal statement of interest in the project and planned to make a written proposal, which would then be analysed by Enapor.

Enapor’s project manager said however that “only after analysing the proposal will the companies be able to take part, or not, in a tender that will be launched later.”

The project has already been submitted to a Dutch organisation for funding of 35 percent and a response is now awaited.

In 2009 Sao Vicente received 22 cruise liners and 18,000 tourists. (macauhub)