Cape Verdean government approves new general regulation for urban construction

1 March 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 1 March – Construction in Cape Verde is set to have new standards, with the publication Monday, in the government’s Official Bulletin, of the diploma that reviews the general regulation of urban construction and housing, Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress reported.

The introduction to the diploma says that the government’s decision aims to respond to claims made over the last few decades, “given the recognised out-of-date” nature of the decree regulating the construction sector in Cape Verde.

The diploma, which is due to come into force in six months’ time, sets out the basic requirements that buildings must meet, specifically aspects of functionality and safety of the buildings as well as those relating to their habitability.

The diploma shows that the country aims to follow the European Union model in terms of quality of construction and consumer rights and replaces legislation dating back to 1988. (macauhub)