Cape Verdean government plans to invest in improving conditions at Praia fishing port

5 January 2012

Praia, Cape Verde, 5 Jan – The fishing dock in the Cape Verdean capital of Praia is to undergo refurbishment work costing 51 million Cape Verdean escudos, including introduction of an auction system, said the secretary of state for Marine Resources.

Speaking to Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, Adalberto Vieira said that the investment was part of the National Fishing Programme for West Africa and would cover improving hygiene conditions, the water supply system as well as refurbishment of the electricity system.

According to Vieira, the investment will also cover setting up the fish auction system as, he said, one of the major constraints on the Praia fishing dock was the lack of such a system, which allows for the initial sale of fish.

The secretary of state for Marine Resources also said that the investment was also part of the strategy to refurbish refrigeration units, specifically those at the Praia fishing dock and the Cova Inglesa fishing complex. (macauhub)