From A Semana
Work on the fish dock at Praia sea port began several weeks ago and is expected to be concluded within four months, after which the infrastructure will have an improved sanitation system, electricity and flow of catch, which will add value to the recent improvements brought with the Quality Control Center, which opened in November 2011.
The project is being co-financed by the World Bank through the Directorate General of Fisheries as a part of the Regional Fishing Project for West Africa. The total cost of the work is 32 million escudos.
On Tuesday afternoon, State Secretary of Marine Resources Adalberto Vieira visited the dock to get a first-hand look at the progress being made at the infrastructure, which processes more than 70% of all fish consumed on the Island of Santiago.
Every day, some 200 people pass through the Praia sea port fishing dock, including fishermen, fish mongers, employees, restaurant owners, individual customers and others. All along and around the 135-meter dock, the traffic characterizing a very real element of the Cape Verdean economy can be seen and felt.
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