São Filipe, Aug 30 (Inforpress) – The United States of America Embassy in Cabo Verde offers US $ 7.000, more than 600 thousand escudos, to the Santa Catarina do Fogo municipality for the beginning of a project in the fruit growing sector.
The mayor of Santa Catarina do Fogo, Alberto Nunes, who is due to go to Praia on Thursday or tomorrow to sign an agreement with the United States Ambassador, told Inforpress that the amount will be applied in the production of nearly two thousand fruit plants.
The plants, according to the same source, will be distributed to some families from different localities in the municipality, with the exception of Chã das Caldeiras, for plantng in their land parcel, and a part will be planted directly by the City Hall, in public space and by the schools, namely, Cova Figueira high school, which has an area that can be used for this purpose.
According to the mayor, this is first initiative focused at developing the fruit growing sector in the municipality of Santa Catarina, which, like the other two municipalities of the island, has great potential in this area.
JR / JMV / HVF