Cabo Verde invests US$62 million in four international airports

20 October 2014

The Cape Verdean government plans to invest US$62.2 million in the four international airports in the country, by 2017, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers said.

Minister Démis Lobo Almeida said that US$40.8 million would be used for expansion of Nelson Mandela International Airport, in Praia.

The modernisation of Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island will cost US$8.2 million, the expansion of Aristides Pereira International Airport, in Boavista Island, US$6.6 million and improvements to Cesaria Evora International Airport in São Vincent Island are estimated at US$5.2 million.

“These are important investments to be made from the beginning of next year and continue until 2017, notwithstanding various other investments by the year 2030 and at five-year intervals,” said the minister.

In addition to the four international airports, approved by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) has airfields on the islands of São Nicolau, Maio and Fogo, which receive domestic flights.

The Santo Antao airfield has been closed to traffic since an air crash in 1998. (macauhub/CV)