Cape Verdean government prepares roll-on/roll-off shipping concession

31 October 2019

The Cape Verdean government intends to stimulate domestic tourism with an efficient maritime transport concession, based on the roll-on/roll-off system, which will allow all the islands to be connected, the minister for Tourism and Transport said in Praia on Wednesday.

José Gonçalves added that the shipyards are already set up to build the roll-on/roll-off” port on the island of Maio, the last to be equipped with this port infrastructure, which, in his view, will stimulate mobility to any island, so that maritime transport can be an alternative to air transport.

“This is our goal, to connect the entire national network in one maritime transport circuit, with safety, comfort and speed,” said Gonçalves when presenting the Tourism Code and the White Book, adding that this strategy could be more attractive for domestic tourism. (Macauhub)