Companies from mainland Spain attend international fair in Cape Verde for the first time

25 February 2013

Companies from mainland Spain are due for the first time to take part in the Cape Verde International construction and Housing Fair (FICH’2013), to be held in the second half of the year in Praia, Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress reported.

At the end of a three-day visit to Cape Verde, the president for Foreign Trade of the Canary Islands Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, Maria de la Salud Gil, was charged with coordinating the participation of the companies which, as they face a crisis in the construction sector in Spain, plan to move into the Cape Verdean market.

Some companies from the Canary Islands have previously taken part in FICH and this year companies from mainland Spain are expected to do so, and according to Yanira Duque Monteiro, director of the Cape Verde delegation of the Canary Islands Chamber of Commerce, noting that around 20 Spanish companies were expected to attend.

As well as official contacts and discussions about ways of driving business development between the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, Maria de la Salud Gil also said that the Canary Island Chamber of Commerce would support the Agency for Business Development and Innovation to set up a network of business incubators and to train businesspeople to compete within the market.

During her visit to Cape Verde, Maria de la Salud Gil also discussed with the Cape Verdean authorities the need to open up a regular shipping line to carry cargo between the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. (macauhub)

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