Porto Grande, in Cape Verde to have facilities to process, freeze and store fishing products

29 September 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 29 Sept – The contract for construction of the new Interbase (Fish Conservation and Storage Company) in Porto Grande, on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente, is due to be signed Thursday in the city of Mindelo, according to the Cape Verdean press.

The new facilities to process, freeze and store fishing and other perishable products at the port of Mindelo, which will replace similar facilities that were destroyed by a fire, are expected to cost 12.700 euros and funded by cooperation between Cape Verde and Spain.

According to government information, this complex will “convert the port of Mindelo into an international benchmark fishing base for industrial fleets that meets hygiene and sanitary standards.”

Also according to the office of Minister José Maria Veiga, the complex will have specific facilities to serve the Cape Verdean artisanal fishing fleet for the appropriate treatment of their catches.

The contract will be signed by the Infrastructure and Sea Infrastructure Ministry, represented by the chairman of state port company Empresa Nacional de Administração de Portos (Enapor) and Spanish company Friologic (http://www.friologic.com/). (macauhub)