Victory for Porto: suspension of Leixões harbour works

Last friday, February 28, Porto Chapter took another step in its fight against the Leixões the breakwall project at Matosinhos. The Portuguese Minister for Infrastructure officially suspended construction until the results of additional environmental impact studies can be analyzed.

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