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      10 The Portugal News • 25 May 2019                                 News


      Almada’s ‘Water City’ will be ‘biggest urban



      requalification project since Expo-98’



      An urban renovation project for old shipyards on the south bank of the Tagus River is being termed ‘the largest requalification project since Expo-98’.
      An urban renovation project for old shipyards on the south bank of the Tagus River is being termed ‘the largest requalification project since Expo-98’. project since Expo-98’.
      An urban renovation project for old shipyards on the south bank of the Tagus River is being termed ‘the largest requalification
      An urban renovation project for old shipyards on the south bank of the Tagus River is being termed ‘the largest requalification
      An urban renovation project for old shipyards on the south bank of the Tagus River is being termed ‘the largest requalification project since Expo-98’. project since Expo-98’.
              ubbed ‘Water     the largest urban       move forward with the sale  facilities that will remain in  the financial crisis, and that  requirements placed on
              City’, the project  requalification intervention  of the land and concession  the public domain - the  the specific characteristics  the developer, in terms, for
              aims to overhaul  in Portugal since Expo-98,  of the marina and the river  marina and the river  of Water City, such as it’s  example, of construction
      Dthe Margueira           which saw Lisbon’s eastern  terminal to a private investor.  terminal - as well as  “excellent location”, make it  deadlines, will only be
      area, a tip of Almada directly  portion develop into the  The state sales model for  connecting it to local  an interesting asset for large  defined in specifications
      opposite downtown Lisbon,  most modern part of   this asset envisages that the  transport links and utilities.  groups with of international  still being finalised by Baía
      where the former Lisnave  Portugal’s capital city.  promoter, chosen by public  These obligations are set  dimensions.    do Tejo.
      shipyards once operated.  The intention to renovate  tender, finances all  out in the Almada Nascente  Baía do Tejo explained the  The promoters believe that
      The project was unveiled  Margueira dates back many  infrastructures, namely the  Urbanisation Plan (PUAN),  company and the  the large-scale
      last Tuesday and represents  years and will now finally  construction of two future  approved in 2009, and  Government intend to  development will ultimately
                                                                                should represent a cost  launch the public tender by  “strengthen Lisbon as a
                                                                                close to one hundred    the end of next month (June  tourist and investment
                                                                                million euros, which will  2019), after when the  destination” and respond
                                                                                ultimately transform    interested parties will have  to the needs of housing
                                                                                Margueira into a brand  three months to submit  and offices whose supply is
                                                                                new city.               proposals.              lacking in the Portuguese
                                                                                According to newspaper  If market interest is   capital.
                                                                                Público, ‘Water City’ already  confirmed and the  Water City has planned a
                                                                                has a dozen national and  deadlines are met, the  construction area of
                                                                                international investors who  Water City project could be  630,000sqm and, in
                                                                                have formally expressed  handed over to a private  addition to housing stock, it
                                                                                interest in the project.  developer still during the  is planned to comprise a
                                                                                Administrators for land  course of this year.   hotel, a marina, a river-ferry
                                                                                management company      The details of the conditions  passenger terminal, a
                                                                                Baía do Tejo told the   under which the State   museum and a congress
                                                                                newspaper the company   intends to sell the rights,  centre, linked together by
                                                                                believes that the real estate  namely the price of the land,  squares and canals, giving
      The promoters believe that the large-scale development will ultimately “strengthen
      The promoters believe that the large-scale development will ultimately “strengthen
      The promoters believe that the large-scale development will ultimately “strengthen
      The promoters believe that the large-scale development will ultimately “strengthen  market is in “frank recovery  the terms of the two river  rise to a set of unique
      The promoters believe that the large-scale development will ultimately “strengthen
      Lisbon as a tourist and investment destination” (Photo: Supplied)
      Lisbon as a tourist and investment destination” (Photo: Supplied)
      Lisbon as a tourist and investment destination” (Photo: Supplied)
      Lisbon as a tourist and investment destination” (Photo: Supplied)         and acceleration” following  concessions and the  public spaces.
      Lisbon as a tourist and investment destination” (Photo: Supplied)
      Berlengas visitors limited to 550 a day
      Berlengas visitors limited to 550 a day
      Berlengas visitors limited to 550 a day
      Berlengas visitors limited to 550 a day                    Lisbon top 10 for family holidays
      Berlengas visitors limited to 550 a day
        Only a limited number of    also agrees with the limitation.
      visitors will now be able to visit  Some of the boats could not  A new study has placed Lisbon in the top ten of the most  economical capitals to holiday in
                                                                 A new study has placed Lisbon in the top ten of the most
                                                                 A new study has placed Lisbon in the top ten of the most
                                                                 A new study has placed Lisbon in the top ten of the most
                                                                 A new study has placed Lisbon in the top ten of the most
      the island located off the coast of  get licences in Peniche so  family friendly destinations for 2019.              with family.
                                                                 family friendly destinations for 2019.
                                                                 family friendly destinations for 2019.
                                                                 family friendly destinations for 2019.
                                                                 family friendly destinations for 2019.
      Peniche.                      applied in other coastal towns                                                           A statement from Club Med
         The limitation has been a  such as Nazaré, São Martinho   The Ultimate Family Holiday  whole and in the capital city.  said: “From charming
      possibility since the Berlengas  do Porto and Ericeira, leading to  Index by Club Med has detailed  Lisbon came out in the number  backstreets, to Tuk Tuk tours, to
      nature reserve plan came into  the number of vessels carrying  the top 25 family holiday  ten spot overall, coming behind  vibrant street art and markets,
      force in 2008 and was put in  tourists to the island tripling in the  destinations around the world  Madrid which took the top place  Portugal’s capital Lisbon made
      place to protect the fragile  last 10 years.               based on how family friendly they  and London and Paris in second  the top 10 destinations for it’s
      ecosystems on the island.      UNESCO classified the       are by combining seven data  and third place respectively.  family friendliness.
        Despite the nature reserve plan,  archipelago as a Biosphere  points including the average  The Portuguese capital was  “Ranking at fifth for holiday
      no maximum number of daily    Reserve in 2011, though it has  spend per holiday and per day,  higher up in the rankings in  spend per day (€93.38) and
      visitors was ever established.  been a natural reserve since  the happiness score based on the  specific areas and was placed in  seventh for average meal cost
        The association that        1981 and was classified as a  World Happiness Report and the  fifth for holiday spend per day and  (€8.96), there’s a lot more to
      represents the 24 boats that  Special Protection Zone for Wild  cost of a meal at an inexpensive  seventh for average meal cost,  Lisbon for families than meets
      travel back and forth to the island  Birds in 1999.        restaurant in the country as a  making it one of the most  the eye.”
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