Cabo Verdean government cancels international tender for ports concession

9 August 2017

The government of Cabo Verde has cancelled the international tender for sub-concession of the island country’s main ports, after only a single partial proposal was submitted by the French Bolloré group, indicates an official statement released on Tuesday in Praia.

The international tender for sub-concession of Cabo Verde’s main ports was launched on 15 July 2015. They were divided into two blocs, with the first comprising the ports of Praia and Mindelo and the second those of Parlmeira and Sal-Rei, Sal and Boa Vista.

The Bolloré group was the only company to submit a technical and financial bid for sub-concession of the first bloc. No bid was submitted for the bloc comprising the ports of Palmeira and Sal-Rei, Sal and Boa Vista.

The official statement specifies that the current government, after analysing the process, concluded that the sub-concession model previously adopted for operation of those ports did not meet the demands of the new vision and strategy determined for the sector.

The Cabo Verdean government announced last week that it had cancelled the international tender for delivery on a sub-concession basis of Cabnave – Estaleiros Navais de Cabo Verde, a shipyard based on São Vicente Island, which had been won by the Portuguese group ETE – Empresa de Tráfego e Estiva. (Macauhub)

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