Algarve fishing ports pledged €7.6m overhaul

in Algarve · 04-10-2018 10:07:00 · 0 Comments
Algarve fishing ports pledged €7.6m overhaul

Algarve fishing port management Docapesca has said it will be investing €7.6 million in the region’s ports, between 2019 and 2021, to modernise and upgrade the facilities.

The news was announced by the Ministry of the Sea in response to a request from the PCP parliamentary group.
The multi-annual investment plan for the period 2019/2021, aims to “respond to the needs of modernisation and rehabilitation of infrastructures and equipment under [Docapesca’s] management, used by the fishing industry, but also those that serve the recreational boating sector, maritime-tourist vessels and public river-transport services”, the Ministry said.
The fattest slice of the share, around €1.17 million, will be injected into renovating the bridges at the Sagres fishing port wharf in Vila do Bispo.
Two projects are in the pipeline for Portimão’s fishing port: €750,000 have been set aside for the rehabilitation of the docks, repaving the road and pedestrian networks, and traffic planning; and the improving and correction of the sewage and sanitation system, to a total of €600,000.

Two major interventions are also planned for the fishing port of Olhão: paving and rehabilitation of the road network, pedestrian areas and traffic planning (€700,000), and the rehabilitation of salt water catchment, pumping and distribution systems, and improving mains water and fire prevention (€600,000).
In Quarteira, €500,000 will be invested in the complete overhaul of the dock building, as well as a new dock for unloading (€250,000) and a partial re-ordering of the fishing port (€200,000).
Docapesca plans to invest a further €400,000 in the upgrading of the Tavira dock, with floating piers and a parking lot.
In response to the PCP’s queries, the Ministry of the Sea, chaired by Minister Ana Paula Vitorino, also said that in 2016 and 2017, Docapesca invested about €2.8 million in works awarded, although only €488,000 worth have been executed in 2018 so far.
An investment of close to €2.9 million is planned for this year, budgeted for port reorganisation, the improvement of safety conditions in the docking and parking of vessels, the modernisation of the docks, and the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures for maritime-tourist activities and recreational boating.


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