Brava Island, Cabo Verde, will have a cable car built in partnership with Portugal’s Mota-Engil

24 July 2014

The Cape Verdean island of Brava will have the country’s first cable car to carry cargo, a project that will be carried out in partnership with Portuguese construction group Mota-Engil and its foundation, said the Brava Municipal Council.

According to a statement cited by Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) news agency Inforpress, the cable car, which will link the fishing areas of Lomba-Tantum and Porto de Ferreiros, will be around 1 kilometre long and rise up to 156 metres.

Construction of the first cable car in Cabo Verde is supported by the government of the archipelago and the partnership of Mota-Engil and the group’s charitable foundation the Manuel António da Mota Foundation.

Construction of the cable car will, according to the statement, provide “great benefits” to fishermen and fish sellers who are currently required to carry the fish on their heads and there is no road.

Brava, which is also known as “Flower Island” is the smallest of Cabo Verde’s inhabited islands, has around 7,000 inhabitants and is located in the southeast of the archipelago. (macauhub/CV/PT)