Team from China prepares Cabo Verde’s Sao Vicente’s Maritime SEZ

30 April 2018

The Chinese technical team, which together with its Cape Verdean counterpart will prepare the first phase of planning for São Vicente’s Maritime Special Economic Zone (SEZ), is already in the city of Mindelo, the Minister of Maritime Economy announced on Friday.

Minister José Gonçalves, who said that Cesaria Évora International Airport could also benefit from the project, said he expected everything would be ready in September to move on to the execution phase, which should cover sectors such as shipyards, ports, a refinery and tourism.

Deputy Secretary of State for the Maritime Economy Paulo Veiga added that the two teams will “analyse everything and conduct the survey, put together a plan that will not leave anything out,” including roads, sanitation and health infrastructure, for example.

The China team is made up of 17 experts, with representatives of “large companies” from China, according to the Inforpress news agency, adding that the Cabo Verde team is made up of technicians from the National Institute of Land Management, the Ministries of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, of the Maritime Economy, and of Tourism and Transport. (macauhub)