Spain to fund fishing sector projects in Cape Verde

5 April 2012

Spain plans to fund projects in the fishing sector in Cape Verde and the Spanish council of ministers has already approved a loan of 12.8 million euros, pan-African news agency Panapress reported.

The loan will pay for two projects to design and build facilities for processing, freezing and canning fish, and the coordination centres for these activities, which will be based in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, will also provide support to Spanish companies operating in Cape Verde.

The contract for construction of the refrigeration unit in Porto Grande was signed in September, 2011 by the government of the archipelago and Spanish company Friologic.

It will be a new facility for processing, freezing and canning fish and other perishable foods that will replace the old refrigeration facilities that burned down about three years ago in Cape Verde’s main sea port.

By building these new facilities the Cape Verdean government plans to transform the island of São Vicente into an international benchmark for fishing for industrial fleets, which will be in accordance with all international health and hygiene standards. (macauhub)