Germany funds projects in Cabo Verde

28 December 2015

Germany will pay for the reconstruction of the headquarters of the Natural Park of Fogo Island (PNF), announced Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) Minister of Rural Development, Eva Ortet, cited by news agency Inforpress.

The headquarters of the Natural Park of the island of Fogo, whose construction cost about 120 million escudos, were destroyed following a volcanic eruption on the island just a few months after its its inauguration.

The minister, who at the time was also delivering irrigated plots, and livestock and cheese production equipment to the families of Chã das Caldeiras, said that Germany would also pay for construction of a road and soil and water conservation work as well as the development of fruit growing in the Montinho area.

The road project, whose construction cost is estimated at 600 million escudos, was drawn up over 10 years ago, as part of a project to preserve the island’s natural resources, which was also funded by Germany.

At the same ceremony, the Mayor of São Filipe, Luis Pires, announced negotiations were underway with the German Bank for Reconstruction to extend the runway of the island’s airfield. (macauhub/CV)