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10 The Portugal News • 18 Jan 2020                                 News


      Lisbon boat taxi network                                                                     The Lisbon Tourism Association (ATL) will

                                                                                                   present by the end of March a study for the
                                                                                                   use of 13 berths on both banks of the River
                                                                                                   Tagus by river taxis.
                                                                                                          he protocol for the  interested operators, from
                                                                                                          study and           taxi boats, traditional boats,
                                                                                                          development of the  tours to other innovative
                                                                                                   TTagus Wharf               solutions”, clarified the
                                                                                                   Network was signed         Lisbon City Hall.
                                                                                                   between the Lisbon City Hall  The central station of the
                                                                                                   (CML) and ATL, which will  Tagus Wharf Network will be
                                                                                                   present the CML with a     in the South and Southeast
                                                                                                   proposal for the           Station, in the Lisbon Wharf,
                                                                                                   implementation of the Tagus  whose project was presented
                                                                                                   Wharf Network project,     at the end of November.
                                                                                                   which includes a business  Four main wharves are
                                                                                                   plan and a financing and   planned: in Belém, Parque
                                                                                                   scheduling proposal.       das Nações, Montijo and
                                                                                                   The document foresees the  Cacilhas.
                                                                                                   installation, rehabilitation,  A special project is also
                                                                                                   adaptation and progressive  planned for the Matinha
                                                                                      Four main
                                                                                      Four main
                                                                                      Four main
                                                                                      Four main    use of 13 points and berthing  Quay and seven
                                                                                      Four main
                                                                                      wharves are
                                                                                      wharves are
                                                                                      wharves are
                                                                                      wharves are
                                                                                      wharves are  quays to encourage “the use  complementary quays at the
                                                                                      planned for  of the river as a means of  Gas Quay, Alcântara, Ginjal,
                                                                                      planned for
                                                                                      planned for
                                                                                      planned for
                                                                                      planned for
                                                                                      the network  public or private transport,  Trafaria, Porto Brandão,
                                                                                      the network
                                                                                      the network
                                                                                      the network
                                                                                      the network
                                                                                      in Belém,
                                                                                      in Belém,
                                                                                      in Belém,
                                                                                      in Belém,    tourism and leisure,       Seixal and Barreiro, the
                                                                                      in Belém,
                                                                                      Parque das   collective or individual”.  municipality added.
                                                                                      Parque das
                                                                                      Parque das
                                                                                      Parque das
                                                                                      Parque das
                                                                                      Nações,
                                                                                      Nações,
                                                                                      Nações,
                                                                                      Nações,
                                                                                      Nações,
                                                                                      Montijo and
                                                                                      Montijo and
                                                                                      Montijo and
                                                                                      Montijo and
                                                                                      Montijo and  The points and quays should  The proposal of this initiative
                                                                                      Cacilhas.
                                                                                      Cacilhas.
                                                                                      Cacilhas.
                                                                                      Cacilhas.    have the capacity to “berth  came from the social
                                                                                      Cacilhas.
                                                                                      (Photo:
                                                                                      (Photo:
                                                                                      (Photo:
                                                                                      (Photo:
                                                                                      (Photo:      different types of boats and  democrat councillor Teresa
                                                                                      Lusa)
                                                                                      Lusa)
                                                                                      Lusa)
                                                                                      Lusa)        business models of all     Leal Coelho.
                                                                                      Lusa)
                                                                                       Lisbon’s Berardo Collection Museum in 2019 had 1,060,644
      Record year at  Lisbon’s Berardo Museum                                          Lisbon’s Berardo Collection Museum in 2019 had 1,060,644
                                                                                       Lisbon’s Berardo Collection Museum in 2019 had 1,060,644
                                                                                       Lisbon’s Berardo Collection Museum in 2019 had 1,060,644
                                                                                       Lisbon’s Berardo Collection Museum in 2019 had 1,060,644
                                                                                       visitors, the highest number since its inauguration 12 years ago.
                                                                                       visitors, the highest number since its inauguration 12 years ago.
                                                                                       visitors, the highest number since its inauguration 12 years ago.
                                                                                       visitors, the highest number since its inauguration 12 years ago.
                                                                                       visitors, the highest number since its inauguration 12 years ago.
        Contacted by Lusa news  2019, the museum has   10 years, for free, 862 works  statements he made in  renegotiation of the  reduced mobility.
      agency about the figures for  welcomed 9,476,388  of art valued at the time at  testifying to a parliam-  agreement between the  The Berardo Collection
      the year, the official at the  visitors to about a hundred  €316 million by London  entary committee, the  state and Berardo,  Museum and the Serralves
      museum, which is housed  exhibitions held, according  auctioneers Christie’s. The  collection was ordered to be  admission to the museum  Museum in Porto are on
      in Lisbon’s Centro Cultural  to the same source.  collection is now valued at  seized by the courts, with the  is no longer free, except on  the list of the world’s 100
      de Belém (CCB), said that  The museum has been at  around €500 million.   CCB the faithful depositary.  Saturdays. Since 1 May  most visited museums,
      2019 “was the best year  the centre of a controversy  The original agreement  In all, 2,200 of the  2017 admission on other  according to statistics from
      ever” since the institution’s  after a court ordered the  was in 2016 extended by a  collector’s works of art  days has cost €5, with  The Art Newspaper, an
      inauguration in June 2007.  collection – the property of  further six years, with the  were seized.  discounts for young people,  international publication
        Last year was only the  collector José ‘Joe’ Berardo  possibility of automatic  Among others, the  seniors and visitors with  specialising in art.
      second in which the      – to be seized as part of a  renewal from 2022, if it is  collection includes very
      museum welcomed more     law suit by three banks that  not cancelled by either side  rare works by Jean
      than a million visitors to  he owes almost 1 billion.  in the six months before  Dubuffet, Joan Miró, Yves  70 tonne hospital clearout
      exhibitions, the official  The museum was        the end of its term.     Klein and Piet Mondrian,
      said. In 2016, it had    created following an      Last year, as part of the  as well as others by Marcel
                                                                                                        More than 70 tonnes of obsolete equipment has
                                                                                                        More than 70 tonnes of obsolete equipment has
                                                                                                        More than 70 tonnes of obsolete equipment has
                                                                                                        More than 70 tonnes of obsolete equipment has
      1,006,145 visitors.      agreement signed in 2006  dispute between Berardo  Duchamp, Pablo Picasso  More than 70 tonnes of obsolete equipment has
        In total, since its inaug-  under which Berardo  and the creditor banks, and  and Andy Warhol.  been removed from the six hospitals of the Central
                                                                                                        been removed from the six hospitals of the Central
                                                                                                        been removed from the six hospitals of the Central
                                                                                                        been removed from the six hospitals of the Central
                                                                                                        been removed from the six hospitals of the Central
      uration until 31 December  transferred to the state for  after controversial  Following the 2016
                                                                                                        Lisbon University Hospital Centre (CHULC).
                                                                                                        Lisbon University Hospital Centre (CHULC).
                                                                                                        Lisbon University Hospital Centre (CHULC).
                                                                                                        Lisbon University Hospital Centre (CHULC).
                                                                                                        Lisbon University Hospital Centre (CHULC).
                                                                                                          The decommissioned    is now part of a project that
                                                                                                        equipment is now concen-  first begun in August 2019
                                                                                                        trated in a single area in  to allow the recycling of the
                                                                                                        São José in a bid to reclaim  equipment and recovery of
                                                                                                        much needed physical    space in the hospitals.
                                                                                                        space in the hospitals.   The ultimate goal of the
                                                                                                          In a statement the    project is to create an
                                                                                                        CHULC explained that the  equipment park to allow for
                                                                                                        equipment has been      better asset management,
                                                                                                        moved because it was    to allow for a direct
                                                                                                        damaged or had been     reflection in operating
                                                                                                        decommissioned due to   conditions and the support
                                                                                                        age but is potentially  for the decision to
                                                                                                        reusable.  This equipment  purchase new equipment.
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