Cape Verdean government builds infrastructure on Sal Island

30 July 2012

The Cape Verdean government is spending more than 6 billion escudos (US$65.3 million) on building what is considered to be important infrastructure for the development of the economy of Sal Island, said the Minister for Infrastructure and Marine Economy.

Cited by Cape Verdean newspaper, A Semana, Minister Sara Lopes said that the work that was underway, to modernise the airport and the port of Palmeira and the access road to the island’s hotels, would contribute to economic development becoming a reality.

In terms of the port of Palmeira, the Minister said that the second phase of the project would begin this year and noted that the hotel access road – Avenida dos Hotéis – in Santa Maria was in its finishing stages.

On her visit to the island, Lopes inspected the progress of work at the Employment and Professional Training Centre, for modernisation of Amílcar Cabral International Airport, and the Maritime Port Institute in Palmeira. (macauhub)