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The Minister of Economy has stated that the Blue International Biotechnology Center, to be installed on the grounds of the former Matosinhos refinery, will see Portugal “leading” the way in transforming the economic development model.

“I think this is one of the great transforming projects of the Portuguese economy. We want to create an international centre for blue biotechnologies that will place Portugal at the forefront of this transformation of the economic development model we have today”, said António Costa e Silva.


The Blue International Biotechnology Centre will result from the collaboration of Galp, the Oceano Azul Foundation, the Municipality of Matosinhos, in the Porto district, and the Coordination and Development Commission of the North (CCDR-N).


According to the head of the Economy and the Sea, this is a “project of great ambition”.


In The Portugal News