Cape Verde - New Praia Airport Construction Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jun 1991
Signature Date 14 May 1992
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21050
Commitment U.A 11,521,718.22
Status Completion

Project General Description

The New Praia Airport Construction Project is designed due to the inadequacy of the airport's current infrastructure capacity and equipment condition. Indeed, this situation constitutes a real obstacle to the development of the southern part of the country, which includes the islands of Santiago, Fogo, Brava and Maio. The construction of this airport in Praia, which is sized to the standards of a medium-carrier aircraft, should remove the current constraints on traffic handling and contribute effectively to the development of the country's southern region. The project consists of the following four components: A) construction of movement areas, a passenger terminal, a control tower and a technical block, freight and post buildings, a hangar and various networks; B) supply and installation of equipment for the terminal, the control tower and the technical block, freight and post buildings, the power plant, the VOR/DME and computer equipment; C) control and supervision of work and (D) studies and training.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to create the infrastructure necessary for the country's development and sub-regional integration. Its specific objectives are: increase air traffic handling capacity and improve safety conditions; and to promote tourism and exports.


The direct beneficiaries are the populations of the project area, namely: islands of Santiago, Fogo, Brava and Maio. In addition, the socio-economic benefits of the project cover the national territory of Cape Verde.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund
Government Of Cape Verde


IATI identifier 46002-P-CV-DA0-002
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name KAMARA Samba

Geographic Location

Country Cape Verde