Madeira wants to be the “Singapore of the Atlantic”


Madeira’s regional health secretary, Pedro Ramos, today said the region aims to be the ‘Singapore of the Atlantic’, arguing that this ambition ‘cannot be seen as disproportionate’.

“I am more and more convinced that we are in this phase of development of Madeira which defines it as the “Singapurization of the Atlantic”, said Pedro Ramos, in statements during the opening of a room equipped 5G signal at Dr. Nélio Mendonca, in Funchal.

The official pointed out that the region has around 250,000 inhabitants, while Singapore has six million, but he noted that Madeira is larger in terms of geographical area and noted that “those who knew Singapore 40, 50 years know that Singapore was not what it was”. is now.”

“So there is a way and this ambition cannot be considered excessive and can be achieved by all of us”, he stressed.

“Madeira is a safe region for the whole world, healthy, where we will have the ambition to also create scientific poles, economic poles, financial poles and we want more people to come here”, reinforced the regional secretary to health, from Madeira’s PSD/CDS-PP coalition government.

Listing some of the phases that Madeira has gone through in its 600 years of history, Pedro Ramos pointed out that currently the region is in the phase of digital transition, which will bring benefits to the field of health.

The official also pointed out that the new Central and University Hospital of Madeira “will be a reality within five to six years” and will be equipped with the 5G network.

However, he admitted, “there will likely be some mishaps”, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.


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