EU pays for eco-tourism project in Cabo Verde

30 March 2016

The European Union (EU) has disbursed the first tranche to finance the “ecotourism project in the Salinas natural pool,” of the city of São Filipe, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), said the head of the implementing agency.

David Marques, head of the nongovernmental organization Esdime of Ferreira do Alentejo, Portugal, said that this first tranche of 39 million escudos (350,000 euros) will be applied in the renewal of the surrounding area of ​​the seaside resort of Salinas, to make it more attractive to tourists.

The work will be completed within 24 months and is intended to increase tourism interest in one of Fogo Island’s most attractive areas – Salinas, which is expected to be a quality tourist attraction, focusing on originality of the volcanic island, according to newspaper Correio das Ilhas.

The seaside resort of Salinas, located in the north of Sao Filipe, is famous for its large natural saltwater pool, which is very popular with divers and for underwater fishing. (macauhub/CV/ PT)