Praia, Jan 5 (Inforpress) – Salineiro, Achada Forte, Calabaceira and Bota Rama are some of the local communities that could become the new expansion area of Cidade Velha, revealed today the Mayor of Ribeira Grande de Santiago.
Nelson Moreira, who was speaking to journalists in the city of Praia, this Monday, on the sidelines of the first meeting between his local team and from the Cultural Heritage Institute (IPC), assured that the City Hall intends to create an expansion zone to give dignified housing for families without jeopardizing the title of World Heritage Site.
The mayor recognized that there is a need to create a new centrality for Cidade Velha, with Salineiro, Achada Forte, Calabaceira and Bota Rama being the locations that could become the new expansion zone, a project that will be implemented with public-private partnership.
In the meantime, he ensured that the City Hall, the IPC and the Government are interested and engaged in combating clandestine constructions for the preservation of the historic site, but also to avoid jeopardizing the World Heritage Site.
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