A consortium of three Spanish companies is expected to be awarded the management of the cold-storage facility in Porto Grande, in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) as it was the only candidate to move on to the second phase of the international tender launched by Cape Verdean port management company Empresa Nacional de Portos de Cabo Verde, reported weekly newspaper A Semana.
The technical and financial proposal submitted by the consortium formed by ATMLO, Frigoríficos del Grove and Frescomar, the latter set up in Mindelo for a long time, is still being analysed and a final decision is expected in the next few days.
The cold-storage facility of Porto Grande, inaugurated Tuesday by Prime Minister José Maria Neves, will only come into operation when the committee in charge determine the outcome of the tender, although the cold store machines are already operating.
Co-financed by Cabo Verde and Spain to a total of 12.7 million euros, the facility for storing and processing of fish, vegetables and meats took six years to build.
The president of Empresa Nacional de portos de Cabo Verde, Franklim Spencer, said the facility could receive around 700 tons of fresh produce for the domestic market or for export. (macauhub/CV)