Companies from Cabo Verde seek funding from China

12 November 2013

Cape Verdean companies Halcyonair Airways and Sociedade de Gestão de Investimentos (Sogei), have presented projects for potential financing from the Fund for Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, Cape Verden news agency Inforpress reported.

Carla Spencer Lima, who took part in a meeting of businesspeople from China and the Portuguese-speaking countries on 6 November in Macau, said that she had presented two projects that may be funded by both the China-Africa Development Fund and the Fund for Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

“Halcyonair has presented a civil aviation project to find strategic partners and funding mainly to re-launch its activities and Sogei put forward a residential tourism project, which it is developing on the island of Maio, known as the Salinas Beach Resort,” said Spencer Lima.

Noting the presentation of the two projects was intended to make Cabo Verde a strategic platform for services and transport, Spencer Lima said that the funding requested was of 33 million euros by Sogei and 15 million euros by Halcyonair.

Carla Spencer Lima was the only businesswoman to take part in the Cape Verdean delegation present at the business meeting, as part of 4th ministerial conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, better known as Forum Macau, held on 5 November.

Founded in June 2003, Sociedade de Gestão de Investimentos (Sogei) manages investments, carries out real estate projects, buys, sells, builds and manages hotel units, tourist resorts and other accommodation. (macauhub)

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