Date: 09/09/2014 THE SEA PORT OF PALMEIRA IN SAL TO BE EXPANDED
Financial support for the second phase of the expansion and modernisation of the port of Palmeira, on the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) island of Sal, has been made available by the European Investment Bank (EIB), according to Cape Verdean press reports.
The second phase of the expansion and modernisation of the Port of Palmeira includes the construction of a new 150-metre quay, a breakwater, a container terminal, as well as two buildings for cargo and containers.
The works, with an estimated cost of 28.8 million euros (about 3.182 billion Cape Verdean escudos), will be carried out by Portuguese consortium Mota-Engil/Armando Cunha and inspected by Royal Haskoning, of the Netherlands.
With this modernisation the port of Palmeira will be able receive and dock ships and the safe passage of goods, in line with international port industry standards.