23 January 2013

Angola: Revitalisation of Historic Sites to Revive Tourism - Official

Mbanza Kongo — The redevelopment process of the historic sites in districts of Soyo and Nóqui, northern Zaire province, will ensure the re-launch of tourism in the region.

The provincial director of Trade, Hotels and Tourism, Isabel Keba, who was speaking to the press on Wednesday in Mbanza Kongo city, said that the project is part of the government commitment to revive cultural tourism with a view to contribute to the raising more revenue for the State coffers.

"We know that the "Ponta do Padrão" is a locality discovered by the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão in 1482", said Isabel Keba.

She added that as a mystical place the Executive wants to revitalise it in order to attract the tourists.

According to the official, in addition to "Ponta do Padrão", the provincial government also intends to redevelop some historical sites based in Nóqui border town.

She referred to the construction and rehabilitation of projects related to tourism field, under the integrated programme of development of historical and tourism sites in the region.

Isabel Keba stated that the studies on the implementation of the projects in Soyo and Nóqui, have already been concluded, awaiting only the funding to start the works.

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