The government of Cabo Verde has inaugurated a modernised port on the island of Maio as part of a wider extension of port infrastructure across the archipelago.
The European Commission said the port will facilitate passenger and cargo transport along the strategic Praia–Dakar–Abidjan corridor and significantly increase the potential of the UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve island of Maio for environmentally friendly tourism and inclusive growth.
The extension and upgrade works commenced in 2019. The €42 million (US$42.05 million) project was co-financed by the European Union, the African Development Bank, and the Cabo Verde Government.
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