Government of Cabo Verde launches tender for cruise terminal

3 May 2018

The public tender for the São Vicente cruise terminal will be launched in July, Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) Minister of Tourism and Transport and Maritime Economy José Gonçalves announced on Wednesday in Mindelo.

The announcement was made in a keynote speech at the regional meeting on the Law of the Sea, which brings together representatives of West African and Central African countries in Mindelo on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss legal proceedings available to States to settle international disputes relating to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The cruise terminal designed for Porto Grande de São Vicente will have two berths of 400 and 350/300 metres, respectively, a maximum depth of 11 metres, and will be served by a passenger terminal, a tourist village near the coastal road, which will have shops, restaurants and bars,

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund for International Development (OFID) will contribute 20 million euros to bring this project about, which the government says will put Cabo Verde on the cruise tourism route, the Inforpress news agency reported. (macauhub)