It has been announced by the Cape Verde government that a public tender is going to be launched for the privatisation of the country’s ports. This is expected to be launched in the first part of the year.
The Minister of Maritime Economy (Ministro da Economia Marítima), Paulo Veiga also explained the implementation of the boat transport between the islands. There is an intention to increase the speed of the current projects, in particular the construction of the new Maio port. Work started on the port some time ago, but there has been very little to see so far. The port is in Vila do Maio (Porto Inglês) on the south west of the island of Maio. The construction of the new port will hopefully improve access to this lovely island.