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Sao Tome and Principe gets first sea transport between the islands

afrol News, 23 July - The government of Sao Tome and Principe has instructed the Spanish company Aresa Boats to communicate regularly within its islands to boost the transportation of passengers with the advanced technological systems.

Until now, the only means of transport between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe was by air, connecting all the sides of the archipelago.

The contract which was signed between the Aresa Group and the government of Sao Tome and Principe, will allow the construction of a mono-hull that will unite for the first time ever, the two destinations by sea.

The Aresa groups’ statement said the vessel will have dimensions of 22 meters in length, 6.2 meters by 2.6 meters in beam and strut, and a capacity to carry 61 passengers in two classes of comfortable seats.

“It also has four berths for the transportation of sick people, and a large warehouse for loading packages and luggage,” the company said in the statement.

It further said the high-speed ship with advanced technology systems is designed to carry out the regular transport within minutes. “This new means of transportation is an improvement and expansion of passenger communication between both islands,” it read.

According to the Group President, Oscar Lopez, the collaborative project with the government of Sao Tome and Principe is part of the strategic plan to expand in Africa.

Aresa Group opened in the country in March this year. Its first foreign delegation was Algeria and, for the month of September it plans to open another in Angola. The company also works for other countries, like Congo, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, among others.

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