Japan funds renewable energy, water supply and fishing in Cape Verde

4 June 2013

The Japanese government plans to provide Cape Verde with US$88.5 million for renewable energy, water supply and fishing projects, Cape Verde’s Prime Minister, José Maria Neves told radio station Rádio de Cabo Verde (RCV).

The Prime Minister, who travelled to Japan to take part in the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad V), said that the decision had been made at a meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.

Neves said that the two countries were also negotiating the possibility of Japan funding construction of some dams in Cape Verde.

The Sea Group, which the Cape Verdean government plans to promote on Sao Vicente Island, was another subject covered by Neves and Abe, as well as potential support for professional training.

The project to improve power distribution, which is underway across the archipelago, continues to be funded by Japan, which has provided around US$50 million. (macauhub)