Louis-Albert de Broglie, one of three interested in Comporta, already has plans for the region. The French prince wants to make it a “good project with social and environmental ambitions”, through the creation of organic production centers, incubation of healthy eating startups, recycling and a museum. This potential buyer, which competes directly with the consortium of Paula Amorim and Claude Berda and Oakvest, wants to make Comporta a “Utopia”.
For Prince Louis-Albert de Broglie, Comporta is a “laboratory of ecological production, biodiversity and culture that can be an example for the world,” he told Expresso (paid access). Therefore, for this investor, “cannot reproduce the mistakes made in the Algarve, France or Spain” in this region.
“It is Portugal’s responsibility to have a national project to rebuild Comporta, ensuring that it is not destructive and will bring savings to the territory. The whole world will want to come here to see how to make a good project with social and environmental ambitions”, says the French prince, who designates his project for the Utopia region, which “means the future of tomorrow, according to Victor Hugo”, he explains.
“It is Portugal’s responsibility to have a national project to rebuild Comporta, ensuring that it is not destructive and will bring savings to the territory. The whole world will want to come here to see how to make a good project with social and environmental ambitions.”
Louis-Albert de Broglie
In the area that is for sale, Louis-Albert de Broglie proposes to make only 15% of the real estate provided by the Espírito Santo group. The rest will be occupied by seven centers dedicated to organic production, incubation of healthy eating startups, conferences, recycling or reconnective medicine. This is in addition to a museum of contemporary art in the form of Noah’s ark and a Blue School school (teaching based on reconnection with nature).
The tourist part would be integrated in these centers, with the reconnective medicine to offer a hotel with 80 rooms “managed by one of the biggest international brands”.
The Louis-Albert de Broglie project is being presented at a time when GES’s insolvency managers are warning of Comporta’s “real risk” of bankruptcy if the prosecution does not lift the arrest. This is because, they said, “the partners did not respond to a request for a capital increase.” In order for the business to be carried out, the Public Prosecutor’s Office will have to lift the state’s arrest on this asset.
Article published in the ECO on June 16, 2018.