Cape Verde 'set for port boost'
By Steve Binge

Cape Verde 'set for port boost'

One of the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago could be set for a major boost with news that the national ports management company Enapor is to start the public tendering process for a new port, something that will help cruise ships dock there.

Enapor told Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress that the process - which will see improvements being made to the port on Santo Antao - will begin "very soon", Macauhub reports.

The EUR20 million (£18.5 million) project to supply the port with a new access road, warehouse, administrative building and roll-on, roll-off facility will enable cruise liners to be able to dock there.

Such a move could help increase visitor numbers, which may benefit those investing in tourist property in Cape Verde.

Another development recently announced for Cape Verde is a project designed to link the islands with Portugal and west Africa in a new telecommunications cable project, which will provide new internet connections.

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